Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Part IV

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Subject: Classical Studies

General Editor: Stefan Schorn

Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued.
Part IV is the continuation of Felix Jacoby's monumental work on ancient Greek fragmentary historians, Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker, which was published between 1923 and 1958. It includes the fragments of ancient Greek biography and antiquarian literature, a section that Jacoby was not able to publish before his death. Part IV will ultimately consist of 27 book volumes presenting the original Greek texts with translations and full commentaries, of which 3 volumes have been published in print. One volume is forthcoming in 2017, two others are scheduled for 2018. In the meantime, Brill's online edition provides electronic access to the rich materials that have been prepared so far: those already available in existing volumes as well as those that have been completed but have not yet gone to print.

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About Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker continued Part IV (July 2016) (about-iv)

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Author(s): Schorn, Stefan
Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued is the continuation of Felix Jacoby's monumental work on ancient fragmentary historians, Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker, which was published between 1923 and 1958. Before his death in 1959, Jacoby had managed to complete the first three out of the six parts he had initially planned, namely (I) Genealogy and Mythography, (II) Chronography (political-military history) and (III) Horography and Ethnography. Other researchers then set out to continue Jacoby's massive task and add the parts the initial …

Aelius Sarapion (1087)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Aelius Sarapion: Panegyrikos on the Emperor Hadrian (1087)." Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A Biography. Fascicle 7. Imperial and Undated Authors. Section Editor: G. Schepens. Editor in Chief: G. Schepens. Brill, 1999. Introduction/ Biographical Essay The rhetor Sarapion of Alexandria can be securely dated to the epoch of Hadrian, because of his nomen gentile and his encomium on the emperor. It seems quite likely that he wrote it on the occasion of Ha…

Aelius Serenus (1082)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Aelius Serenus: Epitome of Philo (1082)." Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A Biography. Fascicle 7. Imperial and Undated Authors. Section Editor: G. Schepens. Editor in Chief: G. Schepens. Brill, 1999. Introduction/ Biographical Essay The antiquarian Aelius Serenus lived at the earliest in the 2nd century a.d. 1 A certain terminus post quem is provided by Philo (1060), whose books he epitomized, a terminus ante quem by Orus, who seems to have used S.s epitomes2. If he is i…

Agreophon (1081)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Agreophon: On Namesakes (1081)." Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A Biography. Fascicle 7. Imperial and Undated Authors. Section Editor: G. Schepens. Editor in Chief: G. Schepens. Brill, 1999. Introduction/ Biographical Essay The form of the name “Agreophon” has been rightly restored from the manuscripts’ “Agresphon”, which has no parallel1. The name is quite rare, though it is attested in Asia Minor and Egypt2. A. can be dated roughly to Late Antiquity. He wrote a book On N…