Brill’s New Jacoby

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Subject: Classical Studies

General Editor: Ian Worthington

Brill's New Jacoby is a fully-revised and enlarged edition of Jacoby’s Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker I-III, providing new texts of the ancient historians in many instances as well as several new historians and many new fragments of existing historians that were either unknown to Jacoby or excluded by him. Especially important is that for the first time ever commentaries are provided on the final 248 historians in FGrHist I-III, which Jacoby was unable to prepare before his death. In addition, and also for the first time, Brill's New Jacoby presents facing English translations of all the testimonia and fragments, new, critical commentaries on all the testimony and fragments, and a brief encyclopedia-style entry about each historian’s life and works, with a select bibliography.

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Magnus Carrhaeus (225)

(6,836 words)

Author(s): Penella, Robert J.
This entry was prepared by Robert J. Penella and published on 1 April 2012. About this Historian Historian: Magnus Carrhaeus Jacoby number: 225 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century AD Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | m. Imperial Period Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 225 T 1 Source: Malalas, Ioannes, Chronography 13 (I. Thurn, Ioannis Malalae Chronographia (Berlin 2000), p. 252; p. 329 Dindorf) Work mentioned: Source date: 6th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: military history, ancie…

Maiandrios of Miletos and (?) Leandr(i)os of Miletos (491-492)

(15,715 words)

Author(s): Sato, Noboru
This entry was prepared by Noboru Sato and published on 1 October 2012. About this Historian Historian: Maiandrios of Miletos and (?) Leandr(i)os of Miletos Jacoby number: 491-492 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC 4th century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | LIV. Miletus Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 491-492 T 1 Source: Inscriptions from Priene 37.118 ff. ( ed. A. Magnetto, L’arbitrato di Rodi fra Samo e Priene (Pisa 2008), lines 152 ff. ) Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century…

Makar(eus) (of Kos?) (456)

(1,611 words)

Author(s): Stronk, Jan P.
This entry was prepared by Jan P. Stronk and published on 1 April 2009. About this Historian Historian: Makar(eus) (of Kos?) Jacoby number: 456 Attested works: Histories of Kos: F1a, F1b Historian's date: 2nd century AD, TAQ mid 2nd century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XXXVII. Kos Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 456 F 1a Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophists 6.262C Work mentioned: Histories of Kos Source date: 2nd century AD 3rd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: Te…

Malakos (552)

(2,427 words)

Author(s): Stronk, Jan P.
This entry was prepared by Jan P. Stronk and published on 1 April 2009. About this Historian Historian: Malakos Jacoby number: 552 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | LXVIII. Siphnos Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 552 F 1 Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophists 6.92 p. 267 AB Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD 3rd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: Textual base: Jacoby Athenaios , Deipnosophists, 6.92 p. 267 ABΜάλακος δ…

Manetho (609)

(110,235 words)

Author(s): Lang, Philippa
This entry was prepared by Philippa Lang and published on 1 October 2014. About this Historian Historian: Manetho Jacoby number: 609 Attested works: Historian's date: 3rd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | I. Egypt Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 609 T 1 Source: Suda, Lexikon, Μάνεθως; μ 142 Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress religion - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Suda, Lexikon, Μάνεθως; …

Markellos (671)

(2,172 words)

Author(s): Burstein, Stanley
This entry was prepared by Stanley Burstein and published on 1 April 2009. About this Historian Historian: Markellos Jacoby number: 671 Attested works: On Ethiopia: F1, F2 Historian's date: 1st century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | II. Ethiopia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 671 F 1 Source: Proklos, On Plato's Timaeus, 24E-25A (I 177, 10 Diehl) Work mentioned: On Ethiopia Source date: 5th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: Textual base: Jacoby Proklos, On Plato's Ti…

Marmor Parium (239)

(55,403 words)

Author(s): Sickinger, James P.
This entry was prepared by James P. Sickinger and published on 1 April 2016. About this Historian Historian: Marmor Parium Jacoby number: 239 Attested works: Historian's date: 3rd century BC 2nd century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | D. Chronologies | Place of origin: unknown Commentary For discussion of the physical features and history of the inscription, see the 239 Biographical Essay, below. The opening sentence of the Marmor Parium , or Parian Marble (hereafter MP), is inscribed in letters slightly larger than those of the ma…

Marsyas (135-136)

(13,512 words)

Author(s): Howe, Timothy
This entry was prepared by Timothy Howe and published on 1 April 2018. About this Historian Historian:MarsyasJacoby number:135-136Attested works:History of Macedonia (Makedonika): T1; T3; F1; F2(?); F4; F5; F6; F10; F11; F12; F13; F14; F15; History of Attika (Attika): T1; History of Philip (?): F16; F17; On Alexander (?) / Education of Alexander (?): T1; F2; F3; Ancient History (Archaiologia): T2; Mythical History T2;Historian's date:4th century BC- 3rd century BCHistorical focus: II. Chronography (Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | c. History …

Matris (39)

(2,579 words)

Author(s): Banchich, Thomas
This entry was prepared by Thomas Banchich and published on 1 April 2008. About this Historian Historian: Matris Jacoby number: 39 Attested works: Hymn to Herakles: T1a, Encomium of Herakles: F1, Encomium of Herakles: F2, Historian's date: 4th century BC 3rd century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 39 T 1a Source: Ptolemy Chennos (Ptolemaios Chennos apud Photios), Bibliotheke 190, 148a 38-148b 3 ed. R. Henry, Photius: Bibliothèque (Paris 1962), 3.57 Work menti…

Medeios of Larissa (129)

(16,520 words)

Author(s): Meeus, Alexander
This entry was prepared by Alexander Meeus and published on 1 October 2017. About this Historian Historian: Medeios of Larissa Jacoby number: 129 Attested works: unknown Historian's date: 4th-3rd century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography (Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | c. History of Alexander Place of origin: Larissa, Thessaly   BNJ 129 T 1 Source: Strabo, 11.14.12 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century BC-1st century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: Military History, Ancient - Library of Congress Textual base: S. Radt, Strabon…

Megasthenes (715)

(45,273 words)

Author(s): Roller, Duane W.
This entry was prepared by Duane W. Roller and published on 1 April 2008. About this Historian Historian: Megasthenes Jacoby number: 715 Attested works: On India: F1a - F3b Historian's date: 4th century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XI. India Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 715 T 1 Source: Clement of Alexandria (T. Flavius Clemens), Miscellanies (ed. Stählin), 1, 72, 5 Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: Textual base: Jacoby Clement of A…

Melanthios of Athens (326)

(3,339 words)

Author(s): Jones, Nicholas F.
This entry was prepared by Nicholas F. Jones and published on 1 April 2013. About this Historian Historian: Melanthios of Athens Jacoby number: 326 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC 3rd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XI. Athens Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 326 F 1 Source: Harpokration, Lexicon on Ten Attic Orators γ 18, s.v. γρυπάνιον ( Suda, γ 468, s.v. γρυπάνιον (Adler)); Etymologicum Genuinum, p. 79 (Miller); Etymologicum Magnum, p. 242.10 (Gaisford); Lexicon Sab…

Melisseus (402)

(1,700 words)

Author(s): Rzepka, Jacek
This entry was prepared by Jacek Rzepka and published on 1 April 2011. About this Historian Historian: Melisseus Jacoby number: 402 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XVII. Delphi Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 402 F 1 Source: Scholia on Hesiod, Works and Days 1 (ed. Gaisford 2 p. 32.17) ( Ioannes Tzetzes Chiliades 6.931 ) Work mentioned: Source date: 12th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: geography, ancient - Library of Congress Textual…

Meliton of Athens   (345)

(848 words)

Author(s): Jones, Nicholas F.
This entry was prepared by Nicholas F. Jones and published on 1 April 2010. About this Historian Historian: Meliton of Athens   Jacoby number: 345 Attested works: On the Clans at Athens: F1, Historian's date: 2nd century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XI. Athens Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 345 F 1 Source: Harpokration, Lexicon on Ten Attic Orators κ 7, s.v. κάθετος (Keaney) Work mentioned: On the Clans at Athens Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: ritual - …

Memnon (434)

(34,743 words)

Author(s): Keaveney, Arthur | Madden, John A.
This entry was prepared by Arthur Keaveney and John A. Madden and published on 1 October 2011. About this Historian Historian: Memnon Jacoby number: 434 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XXIV. Heraclea on Pontus Place of origin: unknown John A. Madden wishes to acknowledge with gratitude support received from the Library Special Research Fund of the National University of Ireland, Galway   BNJ 434 T 1 Source: Photios, Bibliotheca 224.222b.1 (ed. Bek…

Menaichmos of Sikyon (131)

(13,407 words)

Author(s): Tuci, Paolo A.
This entry was prepared by Paolo A. Tuci and published on 1 October 2018. About this Historian Historian: Menaichmos of Sikyon Jacoby number: 131 Attested works: History about the Time of Alexander of Macedonia: F1; On His Own Art: F2; On the Art of Engraving: T4c; Pythikos: F2; On Artists: F3-5 Historian's date: 4th century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography (Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | c. History of Alexander Place of origin:   BNJ 131 T 1 Source: Suda, Lexicon, s.v. Μέναιχμος Work mentioned: History about the Time of Alexander of Macedonia Sourc…

Menander (783)

(5,710 words)

Author(s): Naiden, F. S.
This entry was prepared by Fred S. Naiden and published on 1 October 2008. About this Historian Historian: Menander Jacoby number: 783 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXVI. Phoenicia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 783 T 1a Source: Suda, Lexikon, ᾽Ερατοσθένης Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: Textual base: Jacoby Suda, Lexikon, ᾽Ερατοσθένης… μαθητὴν ἐπίσημον καταλιπὼν ᾽Αριστοφάνη…

Menekles of Barka (270)

(11,261 words)

Author(s): Williams, Mary Frances
This entry was prepared by Mary F. Williams and published on 1 October 2010. About this Historian Historian: Menekles of Barka Jacoby number: 270 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | A. Authors on Different Cities and Regions | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 270 T 1 Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophists 4.83, 184B-C Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress history, ancient - Library of Congress Textual base: …

Menekles of Teos (466)

(1,513 words)

Author(s): Strataridaki, Anna
This entry was prepared by Anna Strataridaki and published on 1 April 2014. About this Historian Historian: Menekles of Teos Jacoby number: 466 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XXXVIII. Crete Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 466 T 1 Source: Inscriptions from Crete Priansos 1 (ed. Guarducci,p. 280) Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century BC Source language: Greek Fragment subject: religion - Library of Congress Inscriptions- Library of Congress po…

Menekrates (701)

(1,513 words)

Author(s): Trachsel, Alexandra
This entry was prepared by Alexandra Trachsel and published on 1 October 2007. About this Historian Historian: Menekrates Jacoby number: 701 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | VI. Bythinia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 701 F 1 Source: Plutarch (Ploutarchos), 26.3 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: mythology, greek - Library of Congress oracles - Library of Congress constitutional history…

Menekrates of Xanthus(769)

(3,346 words)

Author(s): Jenkins, Fred W.
This entry was prepared by Fred Jenkins and published on 1 October 2010. About this Historian Historian: Menekrates of Xanthus Jacoby number: 769 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXI. Lycia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 769 F 1 Source: Stephanos of Byzantium , Ethnica, ᾽Αρτύμνησος Work mentioned: Source date: 6th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: chronology, historical - Library of Congress Colonization - Library of Congress - …

Menelaos (384)

(2,669 words)

Author(s): Ganter, Angela | Zgoll, Christian
This entry was prepared by Angela Ganter and Christian Zgoll and published on 1 April 2014. About this Historian Historian: Menelaos Jacoby number: 384 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XII. Boeotia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 384 T 1 Source: Suda, s.v. Μενέλαος Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: epic biography-to 500 - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Suda, Lexikon, ΜενέλαοςΜενέλαος· Αἰ…

Menippos (766)

(376 words)

Author(s): Naiden, F.S.
This entry was prepared by Fred S. Naiden and published on 1 October 2008. About this Historian Historian: Menippos Jacoby number: 766 Attested works: Historian's date: 3rd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XX. Lydia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 766 T 1 Source: Diogenes Laertios, Lives of the Philosophers, 6, 101 Work mentioned: Source date: 3rd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: Textual base: Jacoby Diogenes Laertios, Lives of the Philosophers, 6, 101Γεγόνασι…

Menodotos of Perinthos (82)

(603 words)

Author(s): Pitcher, L.V.
This entry was prepared by Luke V. Pitcher and published on 1 April 2008. About this Historian Historian: Menodotos of Perinthos Jacoby number: 82 Attested works: Historian's date: 3rd century BC 2nd century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | A. General History and Chronography | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 82 T 1 Source: Diodoros of Sicily, Historical Library 26.4 (a. 218/7?) Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century BC Source language: Greek Fragment subject: military history, ancient - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Diodoros of Sici…

Menodotos of Samos (541)

(6,505 words)

Author(s): Williams, Mary Frances
This entry was prepared by Mary F. Williams and published on 1 October 2010. About this Historian Historian: Menodotos of Samos Jacoby number: 541 Attested works: Historian's date: 3rd century BC 2nd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | LXIV. Samos Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 541 F 1 Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophists 15.11-15, 671 E-674 A Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: ritual - Library of Congress religion oracles, roman - …

Menyllos (295)

(2,502 words)

Author(s): Ceccarelli, Paola
This entry was prepared by Paola Ceccarelli and published on 1 October 2011. About this Historian Historian: Menyllos Jacoby number: 295 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | A. Authors on Different Cities and Regions | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 295 F 1 Source: Pseudo-Plutarch, Parallela minora 14b Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: eng Fragment subject: mythology, greek - Library of Congress sacrifice - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Pseudo-Plutarch,…

Metrodoros (184)

(9,478 words)

Author(s): Habinek, Thomas
This entry was prepared by Thomas Habinek and published on 1 April 2007. About this Historian Historian: Metrodoros Jacoby number: 184 Attested works: Historian's date: late 2nd century BC-early 1st century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | l. 2nd and 1st c. BC History until Augustus Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 184 T 1 Source: Diogenes Laertios, Lives of the Philosophers 5.84 Work mentioned: Source date: 3rd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: politics and government Textual base: Jacoby Dioge…

Metrodoros of Chios (43)

(2,535 words)

Author(s): Jenkins, Fred W.
This entry was prepared by Fred Jenkins and published on 1 April 2013. About this Historian Historian: Metrodoros of Chios Jacoby number: 43 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 43 F 1 Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophists 4.82, 184A Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD 3rd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: mythology, greek - Library of Congress etiology - Library of Congress music, greek and roman …

Metrophanes (796)

(776 words)

Author(s): Jenkins, Fred W.
This entry was prepared by Fred Jenkins and published on 1 October 2009. About this Historian Historian: Metrophanes Jacoby number: 796 Attested works: On Phrygia: T1, On Types of Style: T1, On Issues: T1, Commentary on Hermogenes’ Art: T1, Commentary on Aristides: T1, On Phrygia: F1, Historian's date: 3rd century AD, 3rd century– 4th century AD 4th century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXVII. Phrygia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 796 T 1 Source: Suda, Lexikon, Μητροφάνης Work mentioned: On Phrygia O…
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