Stephanus of Byzantium

Stephenaus of Byzantium (fl.6th c. AD) might have lived under Justinian I and is considered the author of the important geographical dictionary, Ethnica. Only fragments survive of this work. His work was printed in 1502, 1568, 1678, 1688, 1692, and so on. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ Surviving Texts The main fragments of the work are… Continue Reading

Biography of Felix Jacoby

Felix Jacoby (1876-1959) was a Germen classicist and philologist. He is most commonly known for his work Fragmente der griechischen Historiker, a collection of text fragments attributed to ancient Greek historians. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ 1876 – He is born in Magdeburg to Jewish parents. c.1887 – He is baptised as a Protestant in St John’s… Continue Reading

The Forgeries of Václav Hanka

“The enthusiasm of the Czech Revival found expression in aesthetics, poetry and folksong, literary exercises on pan-Slavonic themes, and new adventures in drama, fiction, and journalism. But the period was overshadowed by a hoax, and no survey of the years between 1827, when the Museum Journal (CCM) was launched, and 1861, the year of Václav… Continue Reading

Historical Sources for Christianity

This article contains a list of historical sources for Christianity. The article has two parts, the first is for the names of people and the second is for the names of discovered artifacts. The century marked after the life dates of a person is the earliest their surviving text has provenance. The provenance of discovered… Continue Reading