New Jacoby

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Brill's New Jacoby contains the complete Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker, commonly abbreviated FGrHist or FGrH (Fragments of the Greek Historians), a collection, by Felix Jacoby, of text fragments, citations, extracts or summaries from ancient Greek historians whose works have largely been lost. The FGrHist project consisted of three parts. The first included the mythographers and the most ancient historians (authors 1-63); the second, the historians proper (authors 64-261); the third, the autobiographies, local histories and works on foreign countries (authors 262-856). The collection has been supplemented with more recent work, Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Part IV: Biography and Antiquarian Literature (FGrH IV), a continuation of Felix Jacoby’s work with completely new historians included. Each year Brill adds up to 750,000 words of content, the equivalent of three printed volumes. Both the BNJ and the FGrH IV provide an overview or introduction to each historian, facing translations to the fragments and commentaries on the works.. Browsing and searching can be done in all volumes, old and new. A list of authors is provided.


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Primarily 4th century BCE - 6th century CE.

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Editions of Ancient Greek historians surviving in fragments, quotations or summaries.

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Brill's New Jacoby and Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker

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