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Submission Guidelines

Who Can Submit

The Berkeley Department of Classics only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of Department. The editors reserve the right to determine the suitability of submissions. For additional information, please contact

How to Submit a Paper

  1. Make sure your paper is in an acceptable format. We can accept papers in Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format (RTF), or Adobe Acrobat (PDF).
    If you use a word-processing program other than Microsoft Word, look for an "export" or "save as" option in your program to save it as an RTF file. If you have questions, please contact
    Greek Font: If there is Greek in your paper, please be sure that it is entered as Unicode. If you have questions, please contact
    Embedding of fonts: If you are preparing your document on a computer running Mac OS X, then you may use the print command to produce a PDF, and the resulting PDF will embed your Greek font. If you are preparing your document on a computer running Windows and don't know how to embed the needed font in your PDF, please contact
  2. Write an abstract for your paper. Please also select keywords. These are words that will help a user locate your paper through a search.
  3. Submit the paper by emailing it to Include in an email message the following things: abstract; keywords; and name, affiliation (department and university), and email address for each author.
  4. If you have any questions, contact

Overview of the Process

After you submit your paper, we will create an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of the paper if you have no already supplied one. We will then send you a message asking you to approve the PDF version. Please look it over within 5 days and reply to as soon as possible. At this stage, we're unable to make any changes beyond the truly necessary. You will be notified by e-mail when the paper is posted.

How to Revise Your Paper

If you publish this paper or a revised version elsewhere, for example in a journal, please send the citation of the new version to We will be able to inform repository users about the new version.

If you would like to post a revised version of your paper on the site, please follow the instructions in "How to Submit"; however, please specify when you submit the paper that it is a revision of a previously submitted paper.