New Jacoby

New Jacoby

New Jacoby is a fully revised and enlarged electronic edition of Felix Jacoby’s Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker I-III, a collection of text fragments, citations, extracts, and summaries from ancient Greek historians whose works have largely been lost. Jacoby’s work is commonly abbreviated FGrHist or FGrH (Fragments of the Greek Historians).

The FGrHist project consists of three parts. The first includes the mythographers and the most ancient historians (authors 1-63); the second, the historians proper (authors 64-261); and the third, the autobiographies, local histories, and works on foreign countries (authors 262-856). New Jacoby includes new commentaries on the final 248 historians in FGrHist I-III, which Jacoby was unable to prepare before his death. New Jacoby also features English translations of all the testimonia and fragments, critical commentaries on all the testimony and fragments, and a brief encyclopedia-style entry about each historian’s life and works with a selected bibliography.

Dates covered

Primarily 4th century BCE - 6th century CE.