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Brill’s New Jacoby (BNJ), a thoroughly revised English edition of Felix Jacoby’s Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker: Parts I-III (nearly. While produced two centuries ago and superseded by the monumental edition of Felix Jacoby (Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker), Müller’s FHG is still a. Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker is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.

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It seems as if it ought to be possible to make the links more precise.

From inside the book. The publishers, it seems to me, have not fully incorporated the benefits to be gotten from electronic publishing.

At the same time, and griechicshen significantly, this same testimonium contains both “a” and “c” in the margins. In general, the indexes make it a simple matter to ascertain which historians had read or not read the works, now lost, of their predecessors, thus throwing light on the contents of libraries as well as the transmission of historical texts and their lifespan. The only glitch I noted was that symbols for the higher numbers in Greek always printed at the same size, whether the text was set on small, medium or large.

There is a “Quick Search” function that allows immediate navigation to a particular testimonium or fragment, if one has a standard reference to FGrHist. Installation complete, a short-cut entitled “Brill Jacoby” appears on the desktop. That would be a truly “electronic Jacoby,” and nistoriker a version would then be far and away the edition of choice, even for us book-bound reviewers.

The raw data files are inserted into the SQL DB enriched with information useful to perform searches and citation extraction. Click on the number next to the author and you are taken to the beginning of Jacoby’s commentary on that author.


Jacoby Online

There are no breathings or accents, and the searches are not case-sensitive. The search functions in the left frame are clearly set out. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. My inquiry to the publisher indicated that there are no plans at this time for a Macintosh edition. Terms and Conditions Privacy Statement. Vorrede, Text, Addenda, Konkordanz [Nr. That would be a pity, since the CD has the potential to make working with FGrHist so much quicker and more convenient.

Jacoby, Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker. At the risk of great presumption, might we then hope for Jacoby 2. About Downloads Review Quotes ” Jacoby Online is an incredible resource, invaluable not only for ancient historians, but also for researchers working in all areas of antiquity.

Rather, a dialogue bubble appears on any line in which there is a textual problem hkstoriker variant, and when you click jacby this a small pop-up window opens with the relevant information; you can leave this window open if you wish and it will change as you examine other lines.

Fragmente der griechischen Historiker – Wikipedia

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 authors in BNJ and updated bibliographies, all of which set BNJ2 significantly apart from the previous edition.

The result is a bit displeasing aesthetically, but the important point is that it can all be read clearly at whatever size the text is set. The marginalia, alas, are not interactive, and the addenda and corrigenda sections must be manually searched. I must also mention that my inquiry to the electronic support services at Brill received a swift, accurate, and courteous reply. That is not usually a problem except when one gets very long fragments.


In view of the themes which became prominent in later biographical writing, the fragments have been arranged thematically: Excluding the first volume, fragments are numbered sequentially and arranged according to works and book numbers when these pieces of information are available.

Brill’s New Jacoby: Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker

The fifth volume includes a section with fragments of Greek and Syriac historians preserved in Armenian sources in French translation. A grechischen of editors is currently trying to complete this task Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker. Finally, one can now search through Jacoby’s commentary, a mine of information which is usually difficult to exploit. I reviewed these volumes at BMCR Parts I-III nearly complete, estimated date of completion: At his death inFelix Jacoby left to posterity a monumental work assembling the fragments of more than Greek historians.

This is overall an excellent tool for which we should be grateful, even though I have some reservations about the format in which it has been produced. Imperial and Undated Authors, by J.

The work thus far comes to fifteen volumes, but the fourth biography and antiquarian literature and the fifth part historical geography were never done. More Options Prices excl. I am sure that dr vast amount of work and much money must have gone into producing this CD, and of course it wouldn’t be cheap these days to buy all 18 print volumes.