Monday, September 5, 2016

Launched: 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 authors. 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. 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 (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 version of FHG vol. 1 is now available online. It collects the fragments of 6th-4th century authors (Hecataeus of Miletus, Charon of Lampsacus, Xanthus of Lydia, Hellanicus of Lesbos, Pherecydes of Athens, Acusilaus of Argos, Ephorus of Cuma, Theopompus of Chius, and Phylarchus), Apollodorus of Athens (with fragments of the Bibliotheca), historians of Sicily (Antiochus of Syracuse, Philistus of Syracuse, Timaeus of Tauromenius), and the Atthidographers (Clidemus, Phanodemus, Androtio, Demo, Philochorus, and Ister).

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