Forthcoming: GRBS Vol 58 No 4 (Winter 2018)

Philip John Victor Davies, “Plutarch, Lysander, and a Disappearing Heraclid Reform”

Plutarch’s account (Lys. 24) of Lysander’s plan to open the kingship to all Spartiates and not just Heraclidae is likely his own fiction, in an attempt to rationalize conflicting sources.

Scott Kennedy, “A Classic Dethroned: The Decline and Fall of Thucydides in Middle Byzantium”

During the eighth to thirteenth centuries Thucydides lost his prominance in literary culture, as rhetorical schools and historiography rendered him rhetorically, politically, and culturally problematic.