Forthcoming: GRBS Vol 56 No 3 (Autumn 2016)

Matthew Wright, “Gnomic φεῦ”

The interjection φεῦ, chiefly in tragedy and especially Euripides, sometimes introduces a gnomic sententia rather than signaling a strong emotion.

Mogens Herman Hansen, “The Authenticity of the Law about Nomothesia inserted in Demosthenes Against Timokrates 33”

The “Repeal law” for dealing with conflicting laws is not contradicted by Demosthenes’ summary of it or by other evidence, and the mss. stichometric count is not a consistent control on questions of authenticity.

Pantelis Nigdelis, “The Nonae Capratinae in Dion and Religious Associations and Public Festivals in Roman Macedonia”

A new inscription from the city's temple of Zeus Hypsistos is the first evidence of the Nonae outside of Italy, here presided over by a female slave who probably was elected by a voluntary association linked to the cult.

Anthony Kaldellis, “The Forum of Constantine in Constantinople: What do we know about its original architecture and adornment?”

The several testimonia on the earliest structures and decoration of the forum, often treated with generic skepticism, can be shown when evaluated individually to be credible in a number of cases.

Nicholas Kauffman, “Nonnus’ Dionysiaca and Late-Antique Discourse on Warfare”

Dionysus’ earliest battles are portrayed, like those of Christian emperors, as ‘bloodless’ and merciful and aiming at conversion rather than destruction—a characteristic that is then abandoned.

Nicolò Sassi, “Mystical Union as Acknowledgment: Pseudo-Dionysius’ Account of Henosis

For Pseudo-Dionysius, mystical union is not a process of transition to a higher state of being, but the unveiling of a hidden state of grace, realized when the soul has been purified through negations; for man and God are constantly united.