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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Satyros (20)

(6,288 words)

Author(s): Ceccarelli, Paola
This entry was prepared by Paola Ceccarelli and published on 1 October 2010. About this Historian Historian: Satyros Jacoby number: 20 Attested works: On the Gods: F2, Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | B. Hellenistic Reference Works and Collections | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 20 F 1 Source: Dionysios of Halikarnassos, Roman Antiquities 1.68-69 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century BC Source language: Greek Fragment subject: religion - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Dionysios of Halikarnasso…

Satyros of Alexandria (631)

(4,994 words)

Author(s): Gambetti, Sandra
This entry was prepared by Sandra Gambetti and published on 1 October 2012. About this Historian Historian: Satyros of Alexandria Jacoby number: 631 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd 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 631 F 1 Source: Theophilos of Antioch, Apology to Autolykos (ed. Grant) Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: genealogy - Library of Congress mythology, greek - Library of Congress chronolo…

Scipio Africanus Maior, P. Cornelius (232)

(3,166 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans
This entry was prepared by Hans Beck and published on 1 October 2010. About this Historian Historian: Scipio Africanus Maior, P. Cornelius Jacoby number: 232 Attested works: Historian's date: 3rd century BC 2nd century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | C. Autobiographies, Memoirs and Memorabilia | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 232 F 1 Source: Polybios, Histories 10.2.1-9.3 Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century BC Source language: Greek Fragment subject: autobiography - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Polybios, Histories, 10.2.1-…

Scipio Nasica Corculum, P. Cornelius (233)

(2,564 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans
This entry was prepared by Hans Beck and published on 1 October 2010. About this Historian Historian: Scipio Nasica Corculum, P. Cornelius Jacoby number: 233 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | C. Autobiographies, Memoirs and Memorabilia | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 233 F 1 Source: Plutarch, Aemilius Paullus 15.1-16.4 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: military history, ancient - Library of Congress military history, ancient - …

Scipio, P. Cornelius (811)

(760 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans
This entry was prepared by Hans Beck and published on 1 October 2010. About this Historian Historian: Scipio, P. Cornelius Jacoby number: 811 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century BC 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 811 T 1 Source: Livy (T. Livius), History of Rome (Ab urbe condita), 40.42.13 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century BC, 1st century BC- 1st century AD Source language: eng Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress magi…

Seleukos (226A)

(1,293 words)

Author(s): Banchich, Thomas
This entry was prepared by Thomas Banchich and published on 1 October 2007. About this Historian Historian: Seleukos Jacoby number: 226A Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century AD Historical focus: Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 226A T 1 Source: Suda, σ 201, s.v. Σέλευκος (ed. Adler IV, 337.10-11) Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: military history, ancient - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Suda, (Σ 201, ed. Adler IV, 337.10-11)Ἐμισηνός, γραμματικός. Ἀσπαλιευτικὰ δι’ ἐπῶν βιβλία δʹ, εἰς τοὺς Λυρικοὺς ὑπόμν…

Seleukos of Alexandria (341)

(3,928 words)

Author(s): Sickinger, James P.
This entry was prepared by James P. Sickinger and published on 1 April 2008. About this Historian Historian: Seleukos of Alexandria Jacoby number: 341 Attested works: uncertain: T1, Commentary on the Axones of Solon: F2, Miscellanies Miscellanies: F3, Miscellanies: F4, Miscellanies: F6, Historian's date: 1st 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 341 T 1 Source: Suda, s.v. Σέλευκος Work mentioned: uncertain Source date: 10th century AD Source lan…

Seleukos of Alexandria (634)

(1,970 words)

Author(s): Sickinger, James P.
This entry was prepared by James P. Sickinger and published on 1 October 2008. About this Historian Historian: Seleukos of Alexandria Jacoby number: 634 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century BC, 1st century BC-1st century AD 1st 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 634 F 1 Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophists, 1, 37, 20d Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD 3rd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: Textual base: …

Seleukos of Emesa (780)

(761 words)

Author(s): D’Hautcourt, Alexis
This entry was prepared by Alexis D'Hautcourt and published on 1 October 2007. About this Historian Historian: Seleukos of Emesa Jacoby number: 780 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXV. Parthia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 780 T 1 Source: Suda, Lexikon, - Σέλευκος ᾽Εμισηνός Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: Textual base: Jacoby Suda, Lexikon, - Σέλευκος ᾽Εμισηνόςγραμματικός. ᾽Ασπαλιευτ…

Semeronios Babylonios (686)

(987 words)

Author(s): Garstad, Benjamin
This entry was prepared by Benjamin Garstad and published on 1 April 2007. About this Historian Historian: Semeronios Babylonios Jacoby number: 686 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | V. Babylonia, Assyria, Media, Persia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 686 F 1 Source: p. 68 Work mentioned: Source date: 7th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: religion - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby p. 68μετὰ τὸν Νίνον ἐβασίλευσεν Θούρρας ὀνόματι…

Semonides of Samos or Amorgos (534)

(6,332 words)

Author(s): Constantakopoulou, Christy
This entry was prepared by Christy Constantakopoulou and published on 1 April 2012. About this Historian Historian: Semonides of Samos or Amorgos Jacoby number: 534 Attested works: Historian's date: 7th 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 534 T 1a Source: Suda, Lexikon, Σιμμίας ῾Ρόδιος Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: colonization - Library of Congress iambics classical antiquities - …

Semos (396)

(11,478 words)

Author(s): Bertelli, Lucio
This entry was prepared by Lucio Bertelli and published on 1 October 2009. About this Historian Historian: Semos Jacoby number: 396 Attested works: Historian's date: 3rd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XVI. Delos Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 396 T 1 Source: Suda, Lexikon, - Σῆμος Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Suda, Lexikon, - Σῆμος· Δήλιος, γραμματικός. ἔγραψε Δη…

Seneca, L. Annaeus (644)

(1,409 words)

Author(s): Habinek, Thomas
This entry was prepared by Thomas Habinek and published on 1 April 2007. About this Historian Historian: Seneca, L. Annaeus Jacoby number: 644 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st 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 644 F 1 Source: Anonymus-Anonymi , 3, 6, 3 Work mentioned: Source date: 4th century AD Source language: eng Fragment subject: mythology - Library of Congress ritual - Library of Congress religion Textual base: Jacoby Anonymus-Anonymi , 3, 6, 3Sen…

Servius (47)

(486 words)

Author(s): Nünlist, René
This entry was prepared by René Nünlist and published on 1 October 2008. About this Historian Historian: Servius Honoratus, Maurus Jacoby number: 47 Attested works: Trojan History: F1 Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 47 F 1 Source: Scholion rec. B* on Homer, Iliad 21.242 (Dindorf) Work mentioned: Trojan History Source date: various Source language: Greek Source genre: Commentaries--History and criticism - Library of Congress Fragme…