Delphine Nachtergaele, “The Asklepiades and Athenodoros Archives: A Case Study of a Linguistic Approach to Papyrus Letters”
In these archives of the same geographical and chronological frame, recurrent names and particular expressions (the opening formula and the health wishes) suggest that the two archives are linked.
Eleni Pachoumi, “The Erotic and Separation Spells of the Magical Papyri and the Defixiones”
An inventory of extant erotic and separation spells calls into question the view that the practitioners were almost always male and that the female victims were sexual innocents sought for marriage.
C. A. Faraone, “Notes on Some Greek Magical Gems in New England”
Autopsy of several gems, published and unpublished, reveals ancient revisions of texts and new details about users and victims.
Laura Miguélez-Cavero, “Cosmic and Terrestrial Personifications in Nonnus’ Dionysiaca”
Analysis of the personifications of cosmic and topographical elements in the Dionysiaca shows how they contribute to the cosmic and literary décor of the poem and generate a visual geography of the lands visited by Dionysus.
Fabio Acerbi, “Why John Chortasmenos Sent Diophantus to the Devil”
Paleographical and mathematical arguments establish that Chortasmenos’ invective against Diophantus for the difficulty of a problem refers not to problem 2.8, which triggered Fermat’s ‘last theorem’, but to 2.7.
Jorie Soltic, “Late Medieval Greek πάλιν: A Discourse Marker Signalling Topic Switch”
Linguistic criteria (semantic, syntactic, and prosodic) applied to the late medieval romances show that πάλιν can function as a discourse marker, which is consistent with modern dialectic evidence.