Thursday, April 17, 2008

New Product Announcement-->Brill's New Jacoby Online

Brill's new Jacoby

Note: also includes Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker, requiring two urls to be in the record
Brill's new Jacoby

Fragment der griechischen Historiker

Brill's New Jacoby (BNJ) is a new edition of the 856 fragmentary historians that comprise F. Jacoby's monumental Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker Parts I-III, but with significant additions. Each author has a Greek text (updated from that of Jacoby where relevant); facing English translation; new, critical commentary (for the first time for authors 608-856, on which Jacoby did not write commentaries); a brief encyclopaedia-style entry about his life, works, importance, etc.; and a select bibliography. BNJ will also include several new authors and many fragments of existing authors that were either unknown to Jacoby or excluded by him. (Depending on the topic they deal with, new authors will be given the same number as the preceding one followed by an A or B in order to distinguish them.) Jacoby's numbering system has been retained so that readers may also consult FGrH without having to refer to a concordance.

BNJ will be published online in batches of 50-60 fragmentary authors every six months, beginning in December 2006 and ending in 2013. Each entry is subject to a stringent peer-refereeing process. There are currently 108 scholars in 16 countries working on the authors: a list of these scholars, together with authors and anticipated publication date, will be published with the next batch of authors.

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