I published recently Mithras and the Zodiac, a paper on Roman archaeology, on the Journal of Ancient History and Archaeology, Vol. 5, 1 (2018). Here is the abstract: “The Roman cult of Mithras has been the object of many controversies, for instance the question of the origin, the mythology, and the role of astronomical-astrological concepts. In this article we focus on another controversial point, the existence and content of a doctrine of salvation. We review systematically the literary, epigraphic, architectural, and iconographic evidence of salvation in Mithraism. We find that the evidence supports the existence of a doctrine that included a soul journey towards the solstices, along the lines of a famous passage in Porphyry’s De antro nympharum.”
A paper on the evolution of controversiality in movies. We find that the ratings in the IMDb movies database gets less controversial with time; after 40-50 years, an initially controversial movie becomes mainstream.
English translation of the paper Quantentheorie des einatomigen idealen Gases (Quantum Theory of a Monoatomic Ideal Gas, Einstein, 1924; original version here or here). I could not find any translation of this paper on the web so I decided to do it on my own. In this paper Einstein develops the Bose-Einstein statistics. In a subsequent one, published in 1925, he predicts the so-called Bose-Einstein condensate.
A paper on firm size distribution in Italy. An estimate of the possible effects of the job employment law known as the Art. 18 on firm size.