Forthcoming: GRBS Vol 55 No 4 (Winter 2015)

Alexander Nikolaev, “Ten Thous­and Eyes: The Story of  Ἄργος Μυριωπός”

The image of Argus with countless eyes, suddenly appearing in literature and art ca. 500 B.C., suggests the arrival of knowledge of Persian Mithra, the many-eyed divine guardian and cowherd.

Jonah Radding, “Clytemnestra at Aulis: Euripides and the Reconsideration of Tradition”

Euripides in IA rehabilitates the character of Clytemnestra by evoking, for contrast, Aesch. Ag. and Eur. El., and, for similarities, the Homeric Hymn to Demeter and Semonides’ Bee-woman.

Mogens Herman Hansen, “The Dependent Polis: Further Considerations, in Response to Pierre Fröhlich”

A number of testimonia support the concept of dependent poleis of recognizably different sorts in archaic and classical Greece.

Mogens Herman Hansen, “Is Patrokleides’ Decree (Andoc. 1.77–79) a Genuine Document?”

Analogous items in the orators and the inscriptions support the authenticity of the decree quoted by Andocides.

Fabio Acerbi, “Unaccountable Numbers”

The corrupt sentence in which Diophantus describes the unknown (Arithm. 1.6) can be cured with a slight emendation that recognizes the wide and non-technical uses of ἄλογος.

David Woods, “The Byzantine Eagle Countermark: Creating a Pseudo-Consular Coinage under the Heraclii?”

The eagle countermark may signify Heraclius’ self-presentation as a consul in the rebellion of 610, and may have been imposed by his cousin Nicetas in the course of the Syrian campaign.

Guillermo Galán Vioque, “Joseph Scaliger’s Notes on Quintus of Smyrna’s Posthomerica

Scaliger’s emendations, published here from his manuscripts and marginalia, often prove to anticipate those of later scholars and should be included in the apparatus of future editions.