Forthcoming: GRBS Vol 56 No 3 (Autumn 2016)

Patrick Philpott, “Weak at the Knees: Two Iliadic Formulae”

The Homeric formula “loosen the kneees,” often taken to mean only kill, can in fact be found applied also to non-lethal acts of disabling.

Eleni Kaklamanou and Maria Pavlou, “Reading the Proemium of Plato’s Theaetetus: Euclides in Action”

The proemium’s elaborate account of the writing down of Socrates’ conversation prepares the reader for the questions about testimony and knowledge that are the substance of the Theaetetus.

Mogens Herman Hansen, “The Authenticity of the Law about Nomothesia inserted in Demosthenes Against Timokrates 20–23”

The quoted law and Demosthenes’ commentary on it, especially in regard to the procedure of epicheirotonia, can be shown to be consistent with each other and with other evidence on Athenian law.

Pantelis Nigdelis, “Τετραδισταί in a Funerary Inscription from Roman Thessaloniki”

An inscribed pierre errante (Australia, Crete) in fact derives from Thessaloniki and reveals there a hitherto-unattested cult association.

Lorenzo Focanti, “The patria of Claudianus (FGrHist 282)”

The author of city-monographs cited in an Anth.Gr. scholion is neither the famous Claudian nor the fourth-century philosopher but a poet attested in the time of Theodosius II.

Lieve Van Hoof, Panagiotis Manafis, and Peter Van Nuffelen, “Hesychius of Jerusalem, Ecclesiastical History (CPG 6582)”

The testimonia and fragments of Hesychius’ lost history of the Council of Ephesus in 431, the first ecclesiastical history dedicated to a single council, are collected and discussed.

Mohammad Nassar and and Abdulmajeed Sabbagh, “The Geometric Mosaics at Khirbat Mar Elyas: A Comparative Study”

The mosaics that survive in the Mar Elyas church, today a major pilgrimage site, exhibit both traditional and innovative designs.

Renaat Jos John Meesters, “Ascending the Ladder: Editio Princeps of Four Poems on the Ladder of John Klimakos (Bodleian Baroccianus 141)”

Four dodecasyllable poems, paratexts celebrating Klimakos’ Ladder that survive in a 14th-century ms., are published and commented on.