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 While produced two centuries ago and superseded by the monumental edition of Felix Jacoby (Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker), Müller’s FHG is still a. Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker is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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Vorrede, Text, Addenda, Konkordanz [Nr. Or at the very least might those little marginalia of “a,” “c” and “v” be made interactive, so that users could move more easily between the text and the appendices?

In these cases, you need to enter simply the 28, and then scroll through until you get to 28b. Especially important is that for the first time ever commentaries are provided on the final authors in FGrHist I-III, which Jacoby was unable to prepare before his death. I shall come back to this at the end of my review. The search function is wonderfully swift, and most searches take no more than a few seconds. There are two word-search features.

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The raw data files are inserted into the SQL DB enriched with information useful to perform searches and citation extraction. Retrieved from ” https: Either of these would put us even more greatly in Brill’s debt, and would come closer to realizing the edition Jacoby would have wanted than he could ever achieve in his lifetime.


The first included the mythographers and the most ancient historians authors ; the historoker, the historians proper authors 64— ddie the third, the autobiographies, local histories and works on foreign countries authors Second, and more importantly, I can’t help but think that an important opportunity has been missed by producing the “electronic Jacoby” in the way frgmente Brill has.

In particular, it is very suitable for providing rapid, broad coverage and an extensive foundation upon which a new generation of born-digital editions of fragmentary texts can build.

The apparatus criticus is not printed at the bottom of the page. Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker. This feature is helpful for several reasons.

Account Options Sign in. Yet the sheer bulk of the material and the lack of transparency of the plan make the Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker difficult to use and it is often avoided by students. Views Read Edit View history.

No doubt in choosing the “page-based” format they were locked into doing this. You “type” actually click in the letters of the word you wish to search. Felix Jacoby collected these fragments and edited them, adding biographical testimonies and extensive commentaries.

Account Options Sign in. This fascicle, presenting fragmentary biographical texts of the fifth and fourth centuries B.

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That would be a truly “electronic Jacoby,” and such a version would then be far and away the edition of choice, even for us book-bound reviewers. Autoren ueber einzelne Staedte Dder [Nr. It seems as if it ought to be possible to make the links more precise.


Installation complete, a short-cut entitled “Brill Jacoby” appears on the desktop. At the risk of great presumption, might we then hope for Jacoby 2. This referred the reader to Addenda and Corrigenda sections at the end of the volume, where, after some searching, he or she learned that the appropriate reference was to T 2.

The testimonia and fragmenta edited, translated and commented in this fascicle illustrate the roots of the biographical genre. It also returns to their right place the often overlooked fragmenta and testimonia given by Jacoby in the addenda.

The three indexes now published are the first fruits of an indexation project which aims to facilitate access to the corpus of fragments and to improve its usefulness. Excluding the first volume, fragments are numbered sequentially and arranged according to works and book numbers when these pieces of information are available. Pierre Bonnechere, Brill, Leiden, Yet the sheer bulk of the material and the lack of transparency of the plan make the Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker difficult to use and it is often avoided by students Removing and re-formatting these is pretty easily done.

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