GRBS 62.4, WINTER 2022

Peter Agócs, “Message-Stick of the Muses: Lyric Epistolarity and Textuality in Pindar and Bacchylides”

The motif in epinician of sending songs both reflects an ancient Greek regime of textuality focused on the text’s vocality, and emphasizes the ode’s existence as a material, entextualized object. 

Andrew C. Mayo, “Herophilus and Common Opinions”

The title of the tract Πρὸς τὰς κοινὰς δόξας should not be translated as Against Common Opinions but as With Reference to Common Opinions, both as a matter of Greek usage and given what else is known about Herophilus’ views.

Gunther Martin and Jana Grusková, “Facing the Plague and the Goths: A New Passage from the Scythica Vindobonensia (Codex Vindobonensis hist. gr. 73, fol. 192r, lines 13–30)”

Newly deciphered lines of the palimpsest yield previously unknown information about the Gothic campaign and offer a contemporary glimpse into the catastrophic events of the mid-third century, in particular the ‘Plague of Cyprian’. 

Martin P. Shedd, “The Mask of Compilation: Authorial Interventions in Anonymous Cyzicenus”

Comparison to the source texts of the Ecclesiastical History reveals an author with an agenda, rather than a mere compiler, and suggests reassessment of texts uniquely reported by him.