Brill's New Jacoby

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Brill's New Jacoby (BNJ) is the title of an online collection of text fragments from works by ancient authors who have otherwise not survived who wrote historical works in the Greek language.

The text collection published by the Brill publishing house in Leiden is a continuation of the well-known large-scale enterprise The Fragments of the Greek Historians , which was undertaken by Felix Jacoby but never came to a close. In contrast to the continuation series The Fragments of the Greek Historians. Continued , which is also published by Brill and offers translations and concise commentary, Brill's New Jacoby is only available online. A CD-ROM and / or book publication is currently not planned.

The authors already edited by Jacoby (including their count) are included, for whom Jacoby has in part no longer written a comment (e.g. Megasthenes ), as well as some authors who Jacoby did not take into account. The authors planned in Jacoby's divisions IV and V, which he could no longer edit, are currently predominantly in The Fragments of the Greek Historians. Continued and not included in Brill's New Jacoby , although there is some overlap.

In addition to the original Greek text (partly in an improved form; relevant Latin and Armenian texts have also been included) Brill's New Jacoby offers an English translation, a sometimes very extensive commentary and usually a short biography, often with further references. The series is edited by Ian Worthington ( University of Missouri-Columbia ). Besides acting Edwin M. Carawan , Ken Dowden , John Engels , Andrew Erskine , Robert Fowler , Stephen Hodkinson , Nicholas F. Jones , Amélie Kuhrt , Peter Liddell , Joseph Roisman , Matthew Roller and James Sickinger as editor, as an advisory editor Albert Brian Bosworth and PJ Rhodes .

The respective entries are created by several researchers (currently 161 from 16 countries) and gradually published every six months on the Internet at Brill for a fee. A revised 2nd edition of fragments that have already been published has also been offered since 2017.

See also The Fragments of the Roman Historians and Small and Fragmentary Historians of Late Antiquity .

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