Forthcoming: GRBS Vol 55 No 3 (Autumn 2015)

Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides, “An Instance of Pathological Love in the Greek Anthology and Elizabethan Poetry”

Asclepiades Anth.Gr. 5.64, portraying Danae as love-sick rather than the mercenary of Christian tradition, inspired Thomas Carew’s finding in her a perfect example of all-devouring passion.

Fernando Notario, “Food and Counter-cultural Identity in Ancient Cynicism”

The Cynics’ attitudes towards food, cookery, and eating were important in signaling their socio-cultural identity, a specific ‘Cynic menu’ serving to distinguish them from high society and its culinary norms.

Gertjan Verhasselt, “The Hypotheses of Euripides and Sophocles by ‘Dicaearchus’”

The collection of Hypotheses is identical with the ‘narrative hypotheses’ found in papyri and medieval prefaces; late Hellenistic, it was not written by the Peripatetic, but possibly by the grammarian Dicaearchus of Sparta.

W. Graham Claytor and Roger S. Bagnall, “The Beginnings of the Roman Provincial Census: A New Declaration from 3 BCE”

A papyrus from Theadelphia, now our earliest census declaration from Egypt, supports the view that the 7-year census cycle was first instituted in 11/0, two decades after the establishment of Roman rule.

Rodney Ast and Julia Lougovaya, “Cybele on the Red Sea: New Verses from Berenike”

A new literary papyrus, one of the few from the Eastern Desert ports, offers some lyric verses describing music and dance in a rite for Cybele.

Katarzyna Jażdżewska, “Dio Chrysostom’s Charidemus and Aristotle’s Eudemus

In addition to its recognized interaction with Plato and Hellenistic philosophy, Dio’s Charidemus, in its format, character, and themes, appears to draw in particular on Aristotle’s lost Eudemus.

Cristian Tolsa, “Philosophical Presentation in Ptolemy’s Harmonics: The Timaeus as a Model for Organization”

Ptolemy’s self-representation as philosopher is conventional in the Almagest but not so in Harmonics, which emulates Plato’s Timaeus and makes philosophy the result  of understanding harmonics rather than the premise.

Yanne Broux, “Graeco-Egyptian Naming Practices: A Network Perspective”

The ca. 375,000 Greek, Egyptian, and Latin names attested in Egypt can be usefully studied with network visualization and analysis to provide a fresh perspective on naming practices.

Klaas Bentein, “Particle-usage in Documentary Papyri (I–IV A.D.): An Integrated Sociolinguistically-informed Approach”

To the study of semantic and syntactic properties of Greek particles should be added consideration of the social dimension, as a number of instances show that they can serve to mark the social stratum of the writer and the addressee.

Daria D. Resh, “Toward a Byzantine Definition of Metaphrasis”

Metaphrasis became a major hagiographical practice from the tenth century on, with Choiroboskos (ninth cent.) a key figure in its development; but it gained only limited recognition in Byzantine rhetorical theory.

Lorenzo Miletti, “Rediscovering Myths in the Renaissance: The Calydonian Boar and the Reception of Procopius’ Gothic War in Benevento”

Benevento’s taking the Calydonian Boar as its emblem in the fifteenth century is crucial evidence for the Renaissance response to the text of Procopius, sole testimony to Diomedes’ gift of the boar’s tusks to the city.