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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Paion (757)

(1,588 words)

Author(s): Ruiz, Angel
This entry was prepared by Angel Ruiz and published on 1 April 2007. About this Historian Historian: Paion Jacoby number: 757 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XVIII. Cyprus Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 757 F 1 Source: Hesychios, (᾽Αφρόδιτος Work mentioned: Source date: 5th century AD 6th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: mythology, greek - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Hesychios, (᾽Αφρόδιτος ᾽Αφρόδιτος· Θεόφραστος μὲν …

Palaiphatos of Athens (44)

(7,392 words)

Author(s): Nünlist, René
This entry was prepared by René Nünlist and published on 1 April 2008. About this Historian Historian: Palaiphatos of Athens Jacoby number: 44 Attested works: Creation of the World, Birth of Apollo and Artemis, Utterances and Speeches of Aphrodite and Eros, Strife of Athena and Poseidon, Lock of Leto: T1; On Unbelievable Tales: T2; Histories of Cyprus, Delos, Attica and Arabia: T3; On Unbelievable Tales: T3b; Egyptian Theology, Mythical Stories, Solutions to Mythical Stories, Synopses of the works of Simonides, Trojan History, Peculiar History: T4; Trojan History: F1; Trojan Histor…

Palaiphatos of Egypt (660)

(1,101 words)

Author(s): Nünlist, René
This entry was prepared by René Nünlist and published on 1 October 2007. About this Historian Historian: Palaiphatos of Egypt Jacoby number: 660 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | I. Egypt Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 660 T 1 Source: Suda, Lexikon, - Παλαίφατος Αἰγύπτιος (ἢ ᾽Αθηναῖος) Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Suda, Lexikon, - Παλαίφατος…

Palladios of Methone (837)

(889 words)

Author(s): Horster, Marietta
This entry was prepared by Marietta Horster and published on 1 October 2008. About this Historian Historian: Palladios of Methone Jacoby number: 837 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXIX. Rome and Italy Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 837 T 1 Source: Suda, Lexikon, - Παλλάδιος Παλλαδίου Μεθωναῖος Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: Textual base: Jacoby Suda, Lexikon, - Παλλάδιος Παλλαδίο…

Pamprepios of Panopolis (749)

(1,709 words)

Author(s): Penella, Robert J.
This entry was prepared by Robert J. Penella and published on 1 October 2011. About this Historian Historian: Pamprepios of Panopolis Jacoby number: 749 Attested works: Historian's date: 5th century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XVII. Cilicia (and Isauria) Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 749 T 1 Source: Suda, Lexikon, Παμπρέπιος Πανοπολίτης Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: politics and government - Library of Congress etymology - …

Pankrates the Egyptian (625)

(1,363 words)

Author(s): Burstein, Stanley
This entry was prepared by Stanley Burstein and published on 1 October 2009. About this Historian Historian: Pankrates the Egyptian Jacoby number: 625 Attested works: uncertain: T1, On King Bokkhoris: F1, Historian's date: 2nd century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | I. Egypt Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 625 T 1 Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophists, 15, 21, 677df Work mentioned: uncertain Source date: 2nd century AD 3rd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: poetry, ancient - …

Panyassis of Halikarnassos (440)

(1,877 words)

Author(s): D’Hautcourt, Alexis
This entry was prepared by Alexis D'Hautcourt and published on 1 October 2008. About this Historian Historian: Panyassis of Halikarnassos Jacoby number: 440 Attested works: Historian's date: 5th century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XXIX. Ionia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 440 T 1 Source: Suda, Lexikon, - Πανύασις Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: Textual base: Jacoby Suda, Lexikon, - Πανύασις... ἔγραψε δὲ καὶ ῾Ηρακ…

Parthax (825)

(1,691 words)

Author(s): Horster, Marietta
This entry was prepared by Marietta Horster and published on 1 October 2007. About this Historian Historian: Parthax Jacoby number: 825 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century AD, before the end of the 2nd century Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXIX. Rome and Italy Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 825 F 1 Source: Herodian (Ailios Herodianos), 9 Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: Textual base: Jacoby Herodian (Ailios Herodianos), 9ἔστ…

Patrokles (712)

(32,140 words)

Author(s): Williams, Mary Frances
This entry was prepared by Mary F. Williams and published on 1 April 2009. About this Historian Historian: Patrokles Jacoby number: 712 Attested works: On Babylonia (on Chaldaea): T1, Historian's date: 4th century BC 3rd 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 712 T 1 Source: Diodoros of Sicily, Historical Library, 19, 100, 5-6 Work mentioned: On Babylonia (on Chaldaea) Source date: 1st century BC Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: Textual …

Pausanias II, king of Sparta (582)

(4,003 words)

Author(s): Powell, Anton
This entry was prepared by Anton Powell and published on 1 October 2014. About this Historian Historian: Pausanias II, king of Sparta Jacoby number: 582 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | LXXI. Sparta Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 582 T 1 Source: Xenophon, Hellenica, 3, 5, 25 Work mentioned: Source date: 4th century BC Source language: Greek Fragment subject: politics and government - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Xenophon, Hellenica, 3…

Pausanias of Antioch (854)

(17,835 words)

Author(s): Asirvatham, Sulochana R.
This entry was prepared by Sulochana R. Asirvatham and published on 1 April 2012. About this Historian Historian: Pausanias of Antioch Jacoby number: 854 Attested works: Historian's date: unknown Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXXII. Syria Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 854 T 1 Source: Konstantinos VII Porphyrogennetos, On the Themes of East and West (ed. Bekker), 1, 2; p. 17 Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: politics and government - …

Pausanias ‘The Laconian’ (592)

(710 words)

Author(s): Powell, Anton
This entry was prepared by Anton Powell and published on 1 October 2014. About this Historian Historian: Pausanias ‘The Laconian’ Jacoby number: 592 Attested works: Historian's date: Hellenistic Period Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | LXXI. Sparta Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 592 T 1 Source: Suda, Lexikon, Παυσανίας Λάκων Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress geography, ancient - Library of Congress hist…

Paxamos (377)

(412 words)

Author(s): Schachter, Albert
This entry was prepared by Albert Schachter and published on 1 April 2011. About this Historian Historian: Paxamos Jacoby number: 377 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century AD 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 377 T 1 Source: Suda, Lexikon, Πάξαμος Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Suda, Lexikon, ΠάξαμοςΠάξαμος· λόγιος. ἔγραψεν ᾽…

Peisandros (16)

(16,008 words)

Author(s): Ceccarelli, Paola
This entry was prepared by Paola Ceccarelli and published on 1 October 2011. About this Historian Historian: Peisandros Jacoby number: 16 Attested works: Historian's date: 3rd century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | B. Hellenistic Reference Works and Collections | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 16 T 1 Source: Macrobius, Saturnalia 5.2.4 Work mentioned: Source date: 5th century AD Source language: Latin Fragment subject: criticism - Library of Congress epic Textual base: Jacoby Macrobius, Saturnalia, 5.2.4dicturumne me putatis ea qu…

Peisistratos of Lipara (574)

(394 words)

Author(s): Champion, Craige B.
This entry was prepared by Craige Champion and published on 1 April 2009. About this Historian Historian: Peisistratos of Lipara Jacoby number: 574 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | LXIX. Sicilia and Magna Graecia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 574 F 1 Source: Scholia, Argonautika, 4.786 Work mentioned: Source date: various Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: Textual base: Jacoby Scholia, 4.786Πλαγκταὶ πέτραι ἐν τῶι Πορθμῶι…

Persaios (584)

(9,286 words)

Author(s): Gray, Benjamin
This entry was prepared by Benjamin Gray and published on 1 November 2016. About this Historian Historian: Persaios Jacoby number: 584 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC, c. 307/6–243 BC 3rd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | LXXI. Sparta Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 584 T 1 Source: Diogenes Laertios, Vitae philosophorum [Vide: Demetrius Magnes & Sosibius apud Diogenem Laertium], 7.36 Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD, 2nd-3rd century AD 3rd century AD Source …

Petellidas (464)

(1,675 words)

Author(s): Strataridaki, Anna
This entry was prepared by Anna Strataridaki and published on 1 April 2014. About this Historian Historian: Petellidas Jacoby number: 464 Attested works: Historian's date: Hellenistic Period 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 464 F 1 Source: Hyginus, C. Iulius, On Astronomy, 2, 4 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD, 1st century AD - 2nd century AD 2nd century AD Source language: Latin Fragment subject: religion - Library of Congress Textual bas…