Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Jacoby Online

The Library is currently trialling online access to Jacoby Online consisting of both 'Brill's New Jacoby' and 'Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Parts I-III'.

According to the publishers, the New Jacoby contains:

  • the online edition of the original three parts of Felix Jacoby’s monumental FGrHist giving instant and fully searchable access to the equivalent of more than 8,000 pages of print.
  • new authors not in the original FGrHist;
  • new readings of many of Jacoby’s Greek texts;
  • new commentaries in English by contemporary scholars;
  • for the first time commentary on the texts that Jacoby did not complete before his death;
  • en face English translations of the Greek fragments and testimonia;
  • an encyclopedia-style biography of the ancient author;
  • and a regularly updated bibliography.

We have a CD-ROM edition of Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker from 2006. However, this new edition is updated frequently. BNJ will publish online 60 authors every 6 months, and every 2 years there will be a revision of those published to date. So readers may find this an important resource. Jacoby Online will be available from any of the computers in the computer-room - please book at the front desk - and any feedback is appreciated.

Full information is available from the home page of the BNJ:

1 comment:

Ross Scaife said...

One hopes this resource will move to an Open Access format sooner rather than later. Otherwise its value is of course sorely