Classical Antiquity

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CLASSICAL ANTIQUITY (CA) is one of the world's leading Classics journals. Published twice a year (April and October) by the University of California Press, this journal began its life in 1968 as the annual (hard-cover) California Studies in Classical Antiquity. Since switching in 1982 to a bi-annual, soft-cover format—and a shorter, less parochial name—it has established itself as one of the most distinguished and progressive scholarly journals in the field.

The object of Classical Antiquity is to publish significant research on topics from the entire spectrum of ancient Greek and Roman cultures in the context of the ancient Mediterranean. No particular area or methodology is preferred. In general, the editors look for articles that combine detail with a broad vision of the subject. We discourage narrowly technical work and papers that in the judgment of the editors are too brief, normally defined as 20 manuscript pages or less. The journal does not consider reviews but welcomes critical appraisals of current work on major authors or topics. Overall, our journal has earned a high reputation for critical open-mindedness and attention to the larger picture, without sacrificing concern for scholarly rigor and control of technical detail. We also have been successful in maintaining a nice balance between articles by well-established experts and by younger scholars. All submissions are "blind" and are refereed anonymously.

The Editors of CA are drawn from departments of Classics, History, and Art History up and down the West Coast and Arizona. The central office is maintained at UC Berkeley, and the Chief Editor has always been a member of the UCB Classics Department.

Currently the Editorial Board comprises:

  • Leslie Kurke (UC Berkeley), Chair
  • Susanna Elm (UC Berkeley)
  • Alain Gowing (University of Washington)
  • Thomas N. Habinek (University of Southern California)
  • Mary Jaeger, University of Oregon
  • Steven Johnstone (University of Arizona)
  • Alex Purves (UCLA)
  • Mario Telò (UC Berkeley)
  • Ann Marie Yasin (University of Southern California)

Instructions to Contributors

Address submissions to clant [at] berkeley [dot] edu. Submissions should be attached as documents in Microsoft Word or as a PDF, and should include an abstract (150-300 words). All Greek must be in a unicode font. Text, quotations, notes, bibliography and figure captions must all be double-spaced, and should also be included. Cite secondary literature in shortened form in the notes, providing full information in a bibliography; cp. most recent articles in Classical Antiquity. For abbreviations, refer to

Submissions are refereed anonymously. Contributors should omit their names and other identifying references from the manuscript, and include a cover letter with name, address, and title of article. Previous publications by the contributor should be referred to in the third person.

If illustrations are included, the entire document (including the illustrations) should be submitted as a PDF. After an article is accepted for publication, illustrations in the final copy should also be submitted as separate files in JPEG format (.jpg, .jpeg). Halftone illustrations (photographs, etc.) require a resolution of 300 DPI. Line art illustrations require a resolution of 1200 DPI, except for vector drawings (Adobe Illustrator) which may be submitted in Illustrator (PDF-compatible .ai) files. It is the responsibility of the author to secure any permissions necessary to reproduce and publish the required images.

Proofreading is the responsibility of the author. Final acceptance of illustrated manuscripts is conditional on receipt of good quality image files for reproduction.