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Preface to Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker V

About Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker continued Part V

Hans-Joachim Gehrke

Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker continued is the expansion of Felix Jacoby's monumental work on ancient fragmentary historians, Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker, which was published between 1923 and 1958. Before his death in 1959, Jacoby had managed to complete the first three out of the six parts he had initially planned, namely (I) Genealogy and Mythography, (II) Zeitgeschichte (political-military history) and (III) Horography and Ethnography. Other researchers then set out to continue Jacoby's massive task and add the parts the initial author had not been able to publish himself. The publication of Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker Part V on Geography is in the hands of general editors Hans-Joachim Gehrke (Berlin) and Felix Maier (Tübingen). Eventually, part five will be published in print; in the meantime Brill's online edition provides access to the rich materials already available. In addition, Brill's online edition of FGrHist V will be regularly updated and expanded.

Please note: The current version of this publication is still under review by the general editors.

About Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker V

To mark the division between Jacoby's work and the FGrHist continued, numbering of the historians in part four starts at 1000. In likewise fashion, numbering in FGrHist V starts at 2000. The online edition of Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker Part V on Geography comprises the following:

V A. Descriptive Geography (nos. 2001ff.)
V B. Mathematical Geography (nos. 2101ff.)
V C. Explorations (nos. 2201ff.)