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Felix Jacoby
Nationality German
Fields Classical studies
Institutions University of Kiel, Oxford University
Alma mater Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Doctoral advisor Hermann Diels
Known for Fragmente der griechischen Historiker

Felix Jacoby (March 19, 1876 – November 10, 1959) was a German classicist and philologist. He is best known among classicists for his work Fragmente der griechischen Historiker, a collection of text fragments of ancient Greek historians. Also significant is his long entry in the Realencyclopädie der Classischen Altertumswissenschaft on the Greek Historian Herodotus; written in 1913, this article established many of the questions that would come to dominate modern Herodotean scholarship.[1]

Jacoby was born in Magdeburg. Though he was expelled from the University of Kiel during the Gleichschaltung of Nazi Germany, Jacoby was one of a very small number of Jews who supported Adolf Hitler. He went so far as to make the startling comparison in 1933:

As a Jew I find myself in a difficult position. But as a historian I have long learned not to view historical events from a private perspective. I have voted for Adolf Hitler since 1927 and I am happy that in the year of the National Rising I am allowed to lecture on Augustus. Because Augustus is the only figure in world history that may be compared to Adolf Hitler.

He died in Berlin.[2]

  1. ^ Dewald and Marincola, eds. (2006). The Cambridge Companion to Herodotus. Cambridge. pp. 1–2.  
  2. ^ Safranski, Rüdiger. Martin Heidegger: Between Good and Evil. pp. 230

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