Classical Antiquity

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.

Classical Antiquity welcomes interdisciplinary research and discussion of major issues throughout the field of classics, including Greek and Roman literature, history, archaeology, visual culture, philosophy and philology, from the Bronze Age through Late Antiquity. CA's coverage of the Greco-Roman ancient world is truly expansive, and we are willing to publish longer articles than most other Classics journals when the significance of the topic and treatment justify this. (Conversely, we tend not to accept short notes or narrowly focused articles on technical 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:

  • Mark Griffith (UC Berkeley), Chair
  • Maud Gleason (Stanford University)
  • Alain Gowing (University of Washington)
  • Thomas N. Habinek (University of Southern California)
  • Steven Johnstone (University of Arizona)
  • Leslie Kurke (UC Berkeley)
  • Ellen Oliensis (UC Berkeley)
  • Alex Purves (UCLA)
  • Ann Marie Yasin (University of Southern California)

Instructions to Contributors

Address submissions to 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.