Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Digital Fragmenta Historicorum Graecorum (DFHG)

Digital Fragmenta Historicorum Graecorum (DFHG)
The Digital Fragmenta Historicorum Graecorum (DFHG) is a project directed by Monica Berti at the Alexander von Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities at the University of Leipzig for producing the digital version of the five volumes of the Fragmenta Historicorum Graecorum (FHG) edited by Karl Müller in the 19th century.
The FHG consists of a survey of excerpts from many different sources pertaining to more than 600 Greek fragmentary historians. Excluding the first volume, authors are chronologically distributed and cover a period of time from the 6th century BC through the 7th century CE. Fragments are numbered sequentially and arranged according to works and book numbers, when these pieces of information are available in the source texts preserving the fragments. Almost every Greek fragment is translated or summarized into Latin.
The first volume includes also the text of the Marmor Parium with Latin translation, chronological table and commentary, and the Greek text of the Rosetta Stone (Marmor Rosettanum) with a French literal translation as well as a critical, historical and archaeological commentary. The fifth volume comprises a section with French translations of fragments of Greek and Syriac historians preserved in Armenian sources.
The digital versions of FHG vol. 1 (9.4 MB), FHG vol. 2 (8 MB), and FHG vol. 3 (10 MB) are now available online. They collect fragments of authors from the 6th century BC through the 2nd century CE, including Apollodorus of Athens (with fragments of the Bibliotheca), historians of Sicily (Antiochus of Syracuse, Philistus of Syracuse, Timaeus of Tauromenius), the Atthidographers (Clidemus, Phanodemus, Androtio, Demo, Philochorus, and Ister), Aristotle and his disciples, and historians from the time of Alexander the Great until 306 CE. The texts of the Marmor Parium and of the Marmor Rosettanum are online in a seperate appendix at the end of vol. 1.

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