Brill’s New Jacoby, Second Edition

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Subject: Classical Studies

General Editor: Ian Worthington

Brill’s New Jacoby, Second Edition (BNJ2)
is a revised and enlarged edition of Brill’s New Jacoby (BNJ). New additions include an apparatus criticus and a discussion of the provenance of each fragment where relevant, as well as revised commentaries on the ancient historians in BNJ and updated bibliographies, all of which set BNJ2 significantly apart from the previous edition.

Like Brill’s New Jacoby, this revised edition has texts and historians not included in Jacoby’s Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker I-III. It provides English translations to all testimonia and fragments, critical commentaries, and a brief encyclopedia-style entry about the historian’s life and works, with a select bibliography.

Brill's New Jacoby, Second Edition
is a work-in-progress with publication of the last historian scheduled for 2026. A list of the available historians in alphabetical order can be viewed in the contents tab below.

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Markellos (671)

(2,306 words)

Author(s): Burstein, Stanley
This entry was prepared by Stanley Burstein and published on 1 October 2018. About this Historian Historian: Markellos Jacoby number: 671 Attested works: On Ethiopia: F1, F2 Historian's date: 1st century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | II. Ethiopia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 671 F 1 Source: Proklos, Commentary on Plato, Timaios 24E-25A (I 177, 10 Diehl) Work mentioned: On Ethiopia Source date: 5th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Commentaries—History and Critcismt - Library of C…

Matris (39)

(2,833 words)

Author(s): Banchich, Thomas
This entry was prepared by Thomas Banchich and published on 1 April 2008. About this Historian Historian: Matris Jacoby number: 39 Attested works: Hymn to Herakles: T 1a; Encomium of Herakles: F 1, F 2 Historian's date: 4th-2nd century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | Place of origin: Athens?   BNJ 39 T 1a Source: Ptolemaios Chennos apud Photios, Bibliotheke 190, 148a 38-148b 3 (Henry 3.57) Work mentioned: Hymn to Herakles Source date: c. 100 AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Literature, …

Menekrates (701)

(2,018 words)

Author(s): Trachsel, Alexandra
This entry was prepared by Alexandra Trachsel and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Menekrates Jacoby number: 701 Attested works: Historian's date: 150-100 BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | VI. Bythinia Place of origin: Nysa   BNJ 701 F 1 Source: Plutarch, Theseus 26.3 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD, 1st-2nd century AD 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: biography--to 500 - Library of Congress mythology, greek - Library of Congress constitution…

Menodotos of Perinthos (82)

(942 words)

Author(s): Pitcher, L.V.
This entry was prepared by Luke V. Pitcher and published on 1 October 2017. About this Historian Historian: Menodotos of Perinthos Jacoby number: 82 Attested works: Historian's date: 3rd century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | A. General History and Chronography | Place of origin: Perinthos   BNJ 82 T 1 Source: Diodoros of Sicily 26.4 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century BC Source language: Greek Source genre: History, Ancient - Library of Congress Fragment subject: History, Ancient - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Diodoros of Sic…

Metrodoros (184)

(10,776 words)

Author(s): Habinek, Thomas
This entry was prepared by Thomas Habinek and published on 1 April 2018. About this Historian Historian: Metrodoros Jacoby number: 184 Attested works: On the Art of Embossing: T 7d; Concerning Tigranes: F 1; Concerning History: F 2; Concerning Habit: F 3, F 4, F 5; On the Art of Physical Training: F 6; On History ? F 18 Historian's date: 1st - 2nd century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography (Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | l. 2nd and 1st c. BC History until Augustus Place of origin: Skepsis   BNJ 184 T 1 Source: Diogenes Laertios 5.84 Work mentioned: n.a. Sourc…