Brill’s New Jacoby, Second Edition

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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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Zenis of Chios (393)

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Author(s): Stronk, Jan P.
This entry was prepared by Jan P. Stronk and published on 1 April 2018. About this Historian Historian: Zenis of Chios Jacoby number: 393 Attested works: On My Native Country: F 1 Historian's date: 3rd century AD (TAQ) Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XV. Chios Place of origin: Chios   BNJ 393 F 1 Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophists 13.77, 601F Work mentioned: On My Native Country Source date: 2nd - 3rd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Mythology, Greek - Library of CongressLiterature, A…

Zenobia (626)

(1,003 words)

Author(s): Frakes, Robert M.
This entry was prepared by Robert M. Frakes and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Zenobia Jacoby number: 626 Attested works: Historian's date: 3rd century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | I. Egypt Place of origin: Palmyra   BNJ 626 T 1 Source: Scriptores Historiae Augustae 24.30.2-22 ( Tyranni Triginta 30.2-22) Work mentioned: Source date: 4th century AD Source language: Latin Source genre: biography--to 500 - Library of Congress Fragment subject: Epitome of History of…

Zenodotos (821)

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Author(s): Horster, Marietta
This entry was prepared by Marietta Horster and published on 1 October 2018. About this Historian Historian: Zenodotos Jacoby number: 821 Attested works: n.a. Historian's date: 2nd - 1st century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXIX. Rome and Italy Place of origin: Troizen (?)   BNJ 821 F 1a Source: Solinus, G. Julius, Collection of Curiosities 2.9 Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 3rd century AD Source language: Latin Source genre: Natural history - Library of Congress Fragment subject: Mythology - Li…

Zenodotos, Epitomes, Historical Commentaries (19)

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Author(s): Nünlist, René
This entry was prepared by René Nünlist and published on 1 April 2018. About this historian Historian: Zenodotos, Epitomes, Historical Commentaries Jacoby number: 19 Attested works Epitomes: F1; Historical Commentaries: F2 Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | B. Hellenistic Reference Works and Collections | . Place of origin: Alexandria, Ephesos, Mallos (?) BNJ 19 F 1 Source: Athenaios 10.2 (412a-b) Work mentioned: Epitomes Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Miscellaneous Anthologi…