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On his death, Felix Jacoby left uncompleted the original plan for his massive and now standard compilation: Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker. Not only was he unable to complete his commentary to Volume III C, but no parts of three whole sections foreseen in the original plan were ever published.
Jacoby did however leave behind a considerable Nachlass of more than 1200 pages of notes and outlines relating to his commentary to FGrHist Volume III C. Charles Fornara is undertaking the task of publishing in fascicles Jacoby's text (sometimes with minor modifications), making additions of his own (between brackets). In writing this commentary Professor Fornara has tried to follow the stylistic conventions which Jacoby preferred and has done his best to emulate his general approach. This first part of the work deals with Graeco-Egyptian sources (Nos. 608a-665). Once this is completed, Professor Fornara will write a general introduction to the Graeco-Egyptian segment, including part of what Jacoby had written. It is anticipated that the work will comprise 8 fascicles and will be completed before 2005.
An international venture is now also underway to prepare and publish two of the sections which Jacoby had planned but never managed to publish.
Part IV (Biography, history of literature and antiquarian literature) will be undertaken by a team including J. Bollansee (Leuven), K. Brodersen (Muenchen), J. Engels (Cologne), A. Henrichs (Cambridge, Mass.), E. Krummen (Zuerich), G.A. Lehmann (Goettingen), H.-G. Nesselrath (Bern), J. Radicke (Koeln), J. Raeymaekers (Leuven), G. Schepens (Leuven), and E. Schuetrumpf (Boulder, Colorado). The first fascicles can be expected in the course of 1999.
Part V (historical geography) is to be coordinated by a working group of the Ernst-Kirsten-Gesellschaft, comprising H.-J. Gehrke (Freiburg) as spokesperson, with P. Funke (Muenster), E. Olshausen (Stuttgart), F. Prontera (Perugia).
Furthermore a group working under Prof. G. Schepens (Leuven) has undertaken to prepare a full index to the existing volumes of FGrH. This will be ready at the end of the 1990s.
The work will be published in fascicles in a temporary paper binding. A cloth binding will be made available with the last fascicle.

This volume contains a complete collection of the fragments of the Greek biographers of the Imperial times as well as of the undated authors.
Apart from the Greek text, it also includes an English translation of the testimonies and fragments, and provides a rich commentary, making it a useful instrument both for scholars and students.
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This volume is part of the continuation of Felix Jacoby’s monumental collection of fragmentary Greek historiography. It contains new editions of the Greek paradoxographers of the Imperial Period and of uncertain date, fragmentary and non-fragmentary alike. It also includes the fragments of the related types of works On rivers and On stones. For the first time, all these texts have been provided with a comprehensive commentary. Together with volume IV E 1, this will constitute a new corpus of Greek paradoxography which will make Greek thought on the marvelous accessible to scholars of antiquity and later times.
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As part of the continuation of Felix Jacoby’s monumental collection of fragmentary Greek historiography, this volume, by Pietro Zaccaria, contains new editions of the Hellenistic biographers of the first century BC and the Hellenistic biographers of uncertain date. More than one hundred fragments from biographies of philosophers, statesmen, and orators, penned by eleven Greek biographers, are critically edited, translated into English, and provided with comprehensive commentary. For each biographer, an introduction discusses the author’s dates, life, and works. By offering the first complete corpus of late Hellenistic biography preserved in fragments, this volume contributes to our knowledge and understanding of Hellenistic historiography and of ancient biography as a whole.
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.
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The Samarites by Petrus Papeus offers an effective blending of gospel narrative and ancient Roman comedy, combining manner of Plautus and Terence with the didacticism of medieval allegory and morality plays and the poetic diction of Renaissance humanism. In the Samarites they are the ingredients that present both moral and doctrinal teachings related to the gospel parables of the Prodigal Son and Good Samaritan. Papeus’ work is an excellent example not only of the early modern school play, but also of the shifting conceptions of drama in Europe at that time. Daniel Nodes presents a critical edition and translation of the play together with a humanist commentary produced in Toledo by Alexius Vanegas three years after the play’s first printing in Antwerp.
An Annotated Bibliography, 1474 to the Present
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In Ammianus Marcellinus: An Annotated Bibliography, 1474 to the Present, Fred W. Jenkins surveys scholarship on Ammianus from the editio princeps to the present. Included are bibliographies, editions, translations, commentaries, concordances and indexes, Web sites, and secondary scholarship in many languages.
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With its striking range and penetrating depth, Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World traces the enduring history and broad cultural influence of Neo-Latin, the form of Latin that originated in the Italian Renaissance and persists to the modern era. Featuring original contributions by a host of distinguished international scholars, this 800,000 word two-volume work explores every aspect of the civilized world from literature and law to philosophy and the sciences. An invaluable resource for both the advanced scholar and the graduate student.

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In about the year 1462 Francesco Griffolini of Arezzo translated the Odyssey of Homer into Latin at the behest of Pope Pius II. In contrast to the most important of his predecessors in the field of Homer translation, Leontius Pilatus, who was still completely committed to the medieval method of literal translation, Griffolini made use of the skills acquired from the masters of humanist Latin and created a prose text which also appealed to classical criteria. This volume offers a critical text of this Odyssey translation edited on the basis of the manuscripts. The extensive introduction provides information about the life and work of Francesco Griffolini, examines his method of translation and clarifies the manuscript transmission of the text. The edition represents a contribution to the history of Homer translation in the Italian renaissance and forms an important basis for further study of the reception of Homer in humanism.
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The volume IV. A: Biography, Fascicle 7 Imperial and Undated Authors, forms part of Jacoby's famous Fragmente der griechischen Historiker. It can also, however, be read as a study in its own right. Belonging to the section biography it contains a complete collection of the fragments of the Greek biographers of the Imperial times as well as of the undated authors.
Apart from the Greek text, it also includes an English translation of the testimonies and fragments, and provides a rich commentary, what makes it a useful instrument both for scholars and students. As a source book on Greek Imperial biography the study is of main interest for the historian of the Imperial epoch and the classicist.

Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker is available in print, and now also online as part of the online reference work Jacoby Online. Please click here for more details.
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The literary activity of Hermippos of Smyrna (2nd half 3rd century B.C.) covered various fields, but he mainly gained fame as a biographer of celebrities in the cultural and literary sphere: legislators, the Seven Sages, philosophers, rhetoricians, poets.
The present study (edition, translation and commentary) of the fragmentary remains of his biographical and other historical works shows Hermippos firmly entrenched in the Alexandrian intellectual milieu of his time, as exemplified by his derivative method and his juxtaposition of sensational stories and pinacographical material (lists of writings, pupils); his aim can best be described as 'infotainment'.
No other biographer has been cited more often by later writers in antiquity, and Suetonius singled him out as an influential predecessor, so Hermippos stands as a key figure in the history of ancient biography.

Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker is available in print, and now also online as part of the online reference work Jacoby Online. Please click here for more details.