This volume is part of the continuation of Felix Jacoby’s monumental collection of fragmentary Greek historiography. It contains new critical editions of the anonymous Greek papyri with biographical content with English translation and extensive commentaries. The papyri concern the lives of politicians, rhetoricians, kings, poets and philosophers. These texts show that there was a wider variety of forms of biographical writing in Greek antiquity than is attested by the preserved works and they contribute significantly to our knowledge of the development of this literary genre. The commentaries provide many new insights into the development of biographical traditions in antiquity.
James H. Brusuelas, Dr. phil., is Lecturer in Classics at the University of California, Irvine. He has published on literary papyrology, imperial Greek literature, Latin scholia and commentaries, digital humanities and computer science.
Dirk Obbink, Dr. phil., is Associate Professor of Papyrology and Greek Literature and Fellow and Tutor at Christ Church College, University of Oxford. He has published extensively on literary papyrology as a general editor for the Oxyrhynchus Papyri series, the Herculaneum papyri and Greek literature in general.
Stefan Schorn, Dr. phil., is Associate Professor of Ancient History at KU Leuven. He has published on ancient biography, historiography and political theory and he is editor-in-chief of
Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV: Biography and Antiquarian Literature.
This volume is of interest for historians of Greek literature, ancient historians, historians of philosophy and papyrologists.