CAH is the most comprehensive survey of ancient history available. It covers the prehistoric Mediterranean era (Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Minoan and Mycenaean periods to 324 C.E. when Constantine the Great became sole ruler of the Roman Empire). CAH counts among its contributors the leading British classical and Near Eastern scholars of several generations, along with a number of notable American and European scholars. Political, social, economic, cultural history. Maps and genealogical table. Extensive bibliographies. Plates appear in separate volumes. It is somewhat difficult to use because of numerous revisions. As a result its parts are now in various editions.
Volumes in this series examine important topics in the history and civilization of ancient Greece and Rome. Many of the books focus on a watershed period in classical antiquity - such as Athens in the fifth century BC, or Rome in the transition from Republic to empire - in which key events generated important changes and developments in all aspects of the society, including politics, the economy, warfare, and the arts. Each volume includes newly-commissioned essays that examine a particular aspect of the topic. Offering a synthesis of the literature on the topic, the essays also pose new questions and suggest new paths of inquiry for both students and scholars.
The digital versions of FHG vol. 1 (7.4 MB), FHG vol. 2 (6.4 MB), FHG vol. 3 (7.8 MB), FHG vol. 4 (7.4 MB), FHG vol. 5-1 (2.9 MB) and vol. 5-2 (3.9 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, historians from the time of Alexander the Great until 306 CE, fragments from the beginning of the reign of Constantine (306 CE) through the reign of the emperor Phocas (602-610 CE) and Greek and Syriac historical fragments preserved in Armenian texts. The Greek texts of the Marmor Parium (with Latin translation, chronological table, and commentary) and of the Marmor Rosettanum (with a French literal translation as well as a critical, historical and archaeological commentary) are online in a separate appendix at the end of vol. 1.
Jacoby Online is a digital edition of fragments and testimonia of Greek historians. Based on Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker I-III (1923-1959) and added two new editions, Brill's New Jacoby (2006-2021) and Brill's New Jacoby, Second Edition (2016-).