Forthcoming: GRBS Vol 60 No 3 (Autumn 2020)

Fabio Acerbi, “Ψευδαριθμός”

The scholarly trajectory that led to the non-existent term ψευδαριθμός being included in LSJ can be reconstructed.

Jonathan Groß, “On the Transmission of Paeanius”

For Paeanius’ Greek translation of Eutropius’ Breviarium, a single manuscript, Iviron 812 (12th cent.), is found to be the only independent witness for establishing the text.

Mohammad Nassar, Khaled al-Bashaireh, Rafe Harahsheh, and Wasif Hwari, “The Mosaic Pavement at Girmil, Jordan: A Comparative Study”

The new mosaic, dated to 591 and largely undamaged, is unusual in the region for its numerous images of animal and plant life.

Mircea G. Duluş, “Philagathos of Cerami, Procopius of Gaza, and the Rhetoric of Appropriation”

Philagathos in his Homilies, in making extensive use of Procopius’ Description of the Image and Monody for Antioch, illustrates the Byzantine rhetorical principle that valued imitation.

Nathan Leidholm, “Artaxerxes in Constantinople: Basil I’s Genealogy and Byzantine Historical Memory of the Achaemenid Persians”

The descent from Artaxerxes I Makrocheir alleged by Leo VI, an example of medieval ‘Persianism’, may have been prompted by Artaxerxes’ biblical reputation for helping rebuild Jerusalem.