Brill’s New Jacoby

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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
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Pyrander (504)

(876 words)

Author(s): Pownall, Frances
This entry was prepared by Frances Pownall and published on 1 April 2007. About this Historian Historian: Pyrander Jacoby number: 504 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | LVII. Peloponnesos Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 504 F 1 Source: Pseudo-Plutarch, Parallela minora 37 A p. 315 A Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: genealogy - Library of Congress mythology, greek - Library of Congress Fragmen…

Pyrgion (467)

(1,069 words)

Author(s): Sekunda, Nicholas | Strataridaki, Anna
This entry was prepared by Nicholas Sekunda and Anna Strataridaki and published on 1 October 2011. About this Historian Historian: Pyrgion Jacoby number: 467 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 | XXXVIII. Crete Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 467 F 1 Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophists 4.22 (143E-F) Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: agriculture, ancient - Library of Congress children - …

Pyrrhon of Lipara (836)

(488 words)

Author(s): Horster, Marietta
This entry was prepared by Marietta Horster and published on 1 October 2008. About this Historian Historian: Pyrrhon of Lipara Jacoby number: 836 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain 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 836 F 1 Source: Plutarch (Ploutarchos), Aetia Romana, 79 p. 282f Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: Textual base: Jacoby Plutarch (Ploutarchos), Aetia …

Pyrrhos of Epeiros (229)

(1,301 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans
This entry was prepared by Hans Beck and published on 1 October 2010. About this Historian Historian: Pyrrhos of Epeiros Jacoby number: 229 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 229 F 1 Source: Dionysios of Halikarnassos, Roman Antiquities 20.10.1-2; 20.12.1-2 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century BC Source language: Greek Fragment subject: military history, ancient - Library of Congress military history, a…

Pythainetos (299)

(6,365 words)

Author(s): Ceccarelli, Paola
This entry was prepared by Paola Ceccarelli and published on 1 April 2008. About this Historian Historian: Pythainetos Jacoby number: 299 Attested works: On Aigina: F2a - F5, 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 | II. Aegina Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 299 F 1 Source: Scholia on Apollonios of Rhodes, Argonautika 4.1712 Work mentioned: Source date: uncertain Source language: Greek Fragment subject: geography, ancient - Library of Congress Textual bas…

Pytheos-Satyros (429)

(2,982 words)

Author(s): Stronk, Jan P.
This entry was prepared by Jan P. Stronk and published on 1 April 2008. About this Historian Historian: Pytheos-Satyros Jacoby number: 429 Attested works: unknown: F1, F2 Historian's date: 4th century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XXIII. Halicarnassus Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 429 T 1 Source: M. Vitruvius Pollio, On Architecture 7.12 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century BC Source language: Latin Fragment subject: architecture, ancient - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby V…

Pythermos (80)

(1,251 words)

Author(s): Champion, Craige B.
This entry was prepared by Craige Champion and published on 1 April 2008. About this Historian Historian: Pythermos Jacoby number: 80 Attested works: Histories: F1, 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 80 F 1 Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophists 7.35 Work mentioned: Histories Source date: 2nd century AD- 3rd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Literature, Ancient--History and criticism - Library of Congress Fragment subject…

Pythokles of Samos (833)

(1,868 words)

Author(s): Horster, Marietta
This entry was prepared by Marietta Horster and published on 1 October 2008. About this Historian Historian: Pythokles of Samos Jacoby number: 833 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain 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 833 F 1a Source: Pseudo-Plutarch, Parallela minora, 14a p. 309a-b Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: Textual base: Jacoby Pseudo-Plutarch, Parallela minora, 14a …