Forthcoming: GRBS Vol 56 No 1 (Spring 2016)

Zoe Stamatopoulou, “The Quarrel with Perses and Hesiod’s Biographical Tradition”

In ancient biographies of Hesiod, the silence about the quarrel fits with the attested theory that it was fictitious and also reflects a greater interest in the story of his competition with Homer.

Tadashi Ito, “Irrigation Holes in Ancient Greek Agriculture”

Evidence in the Geoponica and inscriptions shows that water-retaining holes, rather than terracing, were the Greeks’ usual means of making sloping land arable.

Mogens Herman Hansen, “Is Teisamenos’ Decree (Andoc. 1.83–84) a Genuine Document?”

 The quoted decree on revision of the laws describes procedures for assessment and publication that can be reconciled with other evidence.

Monica Ugaglia, “Aristotle and the Mathematical Tradition on diastema and logos: An Analysis of Physics 3.3, 202a18–21

Physics 3.3, by distinguishing two kinds of kinesis involved in the same interval, constitutes evidence of a debate on the respective merits of proportion theory vs. harmonic theory.

Robert Mayhew, “Aristotle and Chamaeleon and Anonymous in the Margins of 44”

A scholion in a 13th-century ms., citing contradictory explanations of Zeus’ comments about war, gives not only Aristotle’s view and Chamaeleon’s reply but also a third view as well.

Vasiliki Kousoulini, “Panhellenic and Epichoric Elements in Corinna’s Catalogues”

Fragments of Corinna’s poems offer catalogues of women that are local (lyric partheneia with Boeotian reference) and yet also show the influence of the panhellenic genre of epic genealogies.

Alexandros Kampakoglou, “Danaus βουγενής: Greco-Egyptian Mythology and Ptolemaic Kingship”

Callimachus fr.54, in calling Berenice II βουγενής, evokes not only Danaus’ descent from Io but further the Apis cult and that of Dionysus at Argos, important to the Ptolemies, and finally Empedocles’ vision of the evolution of orderly life.

Delphine Nachtergaele, “Variation in Private Letters: The Papyri of the Apollonios Strategos Archive”

The epistolary formulas used by writers in this second-century archive exhibit differences from standard usages that are revealing of individual relations and attitudes.

Erika Nuti, “Manuel Chrysoloras’ Περὶ τοῦ Βασιλέως λόγου: Genre, Aims, Content, and Sources”

Chysoloras’ response to the funeral oration of Manuel II for his brother amounts to a ‘model for princes’ that is unusual in using Aristotle’s ethical writings and showing Chrysoloras’ links to Western humanism.