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  • Print publication year: 2007
  • Online publication date: November 2009



Appendices 1.1–5.11 contain the text of most of the known fragments of Olympionikai. The three Olympionikai that survive largely intact are reproduced only in part. Eusebius' Olympiad chronography, the Chronographia, contains twenty-one separate lists of eponyms and kings. Only one of those lists, the Olympic victor list, is given here, along with short, representative samples from Diodorus Siculus' and Dionysius of Halicarnassus' Olympiad chronicles. The fragments of the Olympionikai of Panodoros and Sextus Julius Africanus are not supplied here, for reasons outlined in the introduction to Chapter 4. Testimonia about the lives of authors are included only in cases in which they are immediately relevant to the author's Olympionikai. Unless otherwise specified, all ancient Greek texts are based on the editions used by the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae. In the interests of brevity, critical apparatuses are not supplied. The requisite textual editions for the vast majority of the works cited here can be located with ease using the search function at Critical apparatuses can be also be found in Jacoby's Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker, which, along with Müller's Fragmenta Historicum Graecorum, offers excellent commentaries on virtually all of the passages supplied.