Forthcoming: GRBS Vol 62 No 1 (Spring 2022)

 Davide Morassi, “War Mandates in the Peloponnesian War: The Agency of Athenian strategoi

In voting for a campaign, the assembly’s instructions to generals specified objectives and resources but, except in unusual cases, left to the generals substantial leeway to decide about actions in the field.

Luca Cadili, “The Second Strophe of Philodamus of Scarphea’s Paean to Dionysus: A Further Note”

Rather than Thebes as χθὼ[ν μεγαλώνυμος], restore πολυήρατος], which Philodamus derived from Od. 11.275 πολυήρατος Θήβη, an innovation for lyric.

Simone Rendina, “Pyrrhus’ Cold Wars (Plutarch Pyrrhus 12)”

Plutarch’s reflections on Pyrrhus’ contempt for peace, often considered out of place here, are consistent with his comments in other Lives and with his larger view of the instability of the age of the Diadochi.

Paul Johstono and Michael J. Taylor, “Reconstructing the Battle of Pydna”

The reported topography of the battle (168 B.C.) places it near Kitros, and the maneuvers described suggest hasty deployment by both sides, an unintended ‘meeting engagement’.

Anna Monte, “Medical Recipes for All Occasions: A receptarium from Tebtunis? (P.CtYBR inv. 1443)”

The papyrus anthology of prescriptions, here published in full, shows knowledge of technical vocabulary and of Egyptian medical practices; it may derive from Tebtunis and its temple library.

Tomás Fernández and José Maksimczuk, “Duplicated Excerpts in Byzantine Anthologies: A Typological Study”

Distinctive ways can be charted whereby the ‘same’ fragment has entered different anthologies: one copying another, both copying a common source, ‘polygenetic excerption’, or contamination by a further source.