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.

Brill’s New Jacoby
is nearing completion with final publication of the last historian scheduled for 2019. A list of the available historians in alphabetical order can be viewed in the contents tab below.

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Myron of Priene (106)

(16,492 words)

Author(s): Christesen, Paul
This entry was prepared by Paul Christesen and published on 1 April 2012. About this Historian Historian: Myron of Priene Jacoby number: 106 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC 3rd century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | a. The Period until Philip and Alexander Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 106 T 1 Source: Pausanias, Description of Greece 4.6.1-3 Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Pausani…

Myrsilos of Methymna (477)

(11,415 words)

Author(s): Kaldellis, Anthony
This entry was prepared by Anthony Kaldellis and published on 1 April 2018. About this Historian Historian: Myrsilos of Methymna Jacoby number: 477 Attested works: Lesbiaka: F1a; F2; F3; F18; Historica Paradoxa Historical Oddities): F4; F5 Historian's date: 3rd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XLV. Lesbos Place of origin: Methymna   BNJ 477 T 1 Source: Stephanus Byzantius, Ethnika, s.v. Μήθυμνα (Meineke 449-50) Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 6th century AD Source language: Greek…