The Fragments of the Greek Historians
The fragments of the Greek historians (abbreviation FGrHist recommended by the editor , but FGrH is also in use) is the title of a collection of text fragments from otherwise unsold works from ancient Greece . These are quotations from later (also Roman ) authors from the individual works. The "FGrHist" were founded in 1923 by Felix Jacoby and continue the work of the Fragmenta historicorum Graecorum (5 vols. Paris 1841–1884) edited by Karl Müller . They serve as an important and indispensable aid for ancient historians and philologists.
During Jacoby's lifetime, the first three of the six parts he planned appeared in fifteen volumes, which in turn consist of numerous partial volumes. An international group of researchers is working on the continuation of the collection and has presented several volumes of the fourth part since 1998, the fifth part is also in progress (The Fragments of the Greek Historians. Continued) . These volumes also contain a translation (mostly in English, in Part 5 also partly with a German or Italian translation) and a new critical commentary.
Furthermore, Brill's New Jacoby appears online , which also offers an English translation and commentary. Most of the historians already considered by Jacoby are included in this collection.
In 2005 the volumes edited by Jacoby and a three-volume index published in 1999 as a printed edition were published in a CD-ROM edition.
The Fragments of the Roman Historians has a corresponding equivalent for the field of Roman historians . For late antiquity , several texts with a German translation and a philological-historical commentary are published as part of the long-term project Small and Fragmentary Historians of Late Antiquity, which is supervised by the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and the Arts .
Felix Jacoby : The Fragments of the Greek Historians (FGrHist).
- Part 1, Genealogy and Mythography. - A. Preface, Text, Addenda, Concordance [No. 1-63], Weidmann, Berlin 1923; New print probably to addendum to the text, addendum to the commentary, corrigenda, etc. Concordance. Brill, Leiden 1957.
- Part 2, contemporary history. - A. Universal History and Hellenica [No. 64-105], Weidmann, Berlin, 1926.
- Part 2, contemporary history. - B. Special stories, autobiographies and memoirs, chronological tables [No. 106-261], Weidmann, Berlin 1926-1930.
- Part 2, contemporary history. - C. Commentary on Nos. 64-105. Weidmann, Berlin 1926.
- Part 2, contemporary history. - D. Commentary on Nos. 106-261. Weidmann, Berlin 1930.
- Part 3, history of cities and peoples (horography and ethnography). - A. Authors on different cities (countries) [No. 262-296]. Brill, Leiden, 1940.
- Part 3, history of cities and peoples (horography and ethnography). - A. Commentary on Nos. 262-296. Brill, Leiden 1943.
- Part 3, history of cities and peoples (horography and ethnography). - B. Authors on individual cities (countries) [No. 297-607]. Brill, Leiden 1954.
- Part 3, history of cities and peoples. - B (Suppl.), A commentary on the ancient historians of Athens. - Vol. 1. Text. Brill, Leiden 1954.
- Part 3, history of cities and peoples. - B (Suppl.), A commentary on the ancient historians of Athens. - Vol. 2. Notes, Addenda, Corrigenda, Index. Brill, Leiden 1954.
- Part 3, history of cities and peoples. - B, commentary on 297-607. Text-notes. Brill, Leiden 1955.
- Part 3, history of cities and peoples. - C, authors on individual countries. - Vol. 1. Egypt - Geten [No. 608a-708]. Brill, Leiden 1958.
- Part 3, history of cities and peoples. - C, authors on individual countries. - Vol. 2. Illyria - Thrace [No. 709-856]. Brill, Leiden 1958.
- Part 3, history of cities and peoples. - C, fasc. 1. Commentary on nos. 608a-608. Brill, Leiden 1994 (by Charles W. Fornara).
- Part 4, Biography and antiquarian literature. - A, Biography. - Fasc. 1. The pre-Hellenistic period. Brill, Leiden 1998 (by Jan Bollansé et al.).
- Part 4, Biography and antiquarian literature. - A, Biography. - Fasc. 3. Hermippus of Smyrna. Brill, Leiden 1999 (by Jan Bollansé).
- Part 4, Biography and antiquarian literature. - A, Biography. - Fasc. 7. Imperial and undated authors. Brill, Leiden 1999 (by Jan Radicke).
- Indexes of parts I, II, and III, indexes of ancient authors. - 1. Introduction, alphabetical list of authors conserving testimonia & fragments. - 2nd Concordance Jacoby - source. - - 3. Alphabetical list of fragmentary historians with alphabetical list of source-authors for each. Brill, Leiden 1999 (by Pierre Bonnechere).
- Planned departments of the sequel:
- IV B. History of Literature, Music, Art and Culture (and related genres)
- IV C. Politeiai, Nomoi, Nomima, On Cities, On Islands, Ktiseis, Aitia (and related genres)
- IV C 1. Politeiai, Nomoi and Nomima
- IV C 2. On Cities, On Islands, Ktiseis, Aitia (and related genres)
- IV C 3. Callimachus
- IV D. History of Religion and Cult
- IV E. Paradoxography
- IV F. Collections, Anthologies and Hypomnemata (and related genres)
- Felix Jacoby: On the development of Greek historiography and the plan for a new collection of Greek historian fragments . In: Klio 9, 1909, pp. 80-123.
- Guido Schepens: Jacoby's FGrHist. Problems, Methods, Prospects . In: Glenn W. Most (ed.): Collecting Fragments. Collect fragments . Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 1996, ISBN 3-525-25900-X , pp. 144-172.
- Hermann Strasburger : A look around the rubble field of Greek historiography . In: Historiographia antiqua. Commentationes Lovanienses in honorem W. Peremans septuagenarii editae . University Press, Leuven 1977, ISBN 90-6186-062-8 , pp. 3–52 (also in: Hermann Strasburger: Studies on Ancient History . Vol. 3. Olms, Hildesheim 1990, ISBN 3-487-09363-4 , Pp. 169-218).