Forthcoming: GRBS Vol 54 No 3 (Autumn 2014)

Brian M. Lavelle, “Hippokleides, the ‘Dance’, and the Panathenaia”

The dance scene in Herodotus (6.126-130) is fictitious and reflects Alcmeonid propaganda against Philaid Hippocleides, intended to embarrass a prominent enemy who may have been founder of the Greater Panathenaia.

Giulia Maria Chesi, “The Bond of Consanguinity between Mother and Daughter: Agamemnon 1417–1418 and 1525”

Clytemnestra’s claim of the unique force of the mother-daughter bond is meant to justify her murder of Agamemnon, but it simultaneously reveals the contradictoriness of her position as wife as well as mother.

James Capreedy, “Losing Confidence in Sparta: The Creation of the Mantinean Symmachy”

Mantinea in Arcadia, in reaction to Spartan interference in its affairs, was able to exploit the troubles of Sparta during the years 423-418 in order to create and enlarge a regional hegemony of its own.

Mogens Herman Hansen, “Political Parties in Democratic Athens?”

A survey of the possible testimonia for large and continuing voting groups in Athens leaves only Demosthenes’ complaint at 2.29/13.20 as possible, but this is outweighed by the general silence.

Mogens Herman Hansen, “Misthos for Magistrates in Fourth-Century Athens?”

Reconsideration of a number of sources supports the view that the magistrates were compensated not by regular pay but by various unofficial emoluments, as was normal in pre-modern states.

Marquis Berrey, “Chrysippus of Cnidus: Medical Doxography and Hellenistic Monarchies”

A new collection and examination of the testimonia makes it possible to distinguish from the other medical Chrysippi the Chrysippus, active ca. 320–280, who was the teacher of Erasistratus.

Cristian Tolsa, “Ptolemy and Plutarch’s On the Generation of the Soul in the Timaeus: Three Parallels”

Three accounts in Plutarch and Ptolemy about celestial distances and harmonics are so similar as to suggest that the two made use if the same source text, probably Eudorus of Alexandria.

Craig A. Gibson, “Encomium and Thesis in Galen’s De parvae pilae exercitio

Galen’s tract on the benefits of ball-playing, assessed in terms of the handbooks of rhetoric, can be seen to take the rhetorical form of a thesis organized around the headings of the encomium of a human practice.

Geoffrey D. Dunn, “Is the Letter Credebamus post from Boniface I or Leo I?”

The fifth-century dispute over ecclesiastical jurisdiction in Illyricum Orientale was addressed by Boniface in Ep. 2 and 4, distinct letters whose overlap will reflect that they were written in quick succeession.

Sameh Farouk Soliman, “Two Epithets of Mark the Evangelist: Coptic theorimos and Byzantine θεόπτης”

This Coptic epithet, understood as “beholder of God,” has no known Greek origin: it may be a corruption of θεορρήμων, said of Mark, which came to be misspelled as theorimos and taken to convey the Greek θεόπτης.