Thursday, September 21, 2023

Open Access Journal: Classics@

 [First posted in AWOL 1/11/2009, most recently updated 21 September 2024]

ISSN: 2327-2996  

Classics@ (ISSN: 2327-2996) is designed to bring contemporary classical scholarship to a wide audience online. Each issue will be dedicated to its own topic, often with guest editors, for an in-depth exploration of important current problems in the field of Classics. We hope that Classics@ will appeal not only to professional classicists, but also to the intellectually curious who are willing to enter the conversation in our discipline. We hope that they find that classical scholarship engages issues of great significance to a wide range of cultural and scholarly concerns and does so in a rigorous and challenging way.

Each issue of Classics@ is meant to be not static but dynamic, continuing to evolve with interaction from its readers as participants. New issues will appear when the editors think there is good material to offer. Often it will emphasize work done in and through the Center for Hellenic Studies, but it will also call attention to fresh and interesting work presented elsewhere on the web. It stresses the importance of research-in-progress, encouraging collegial debate (while discouraging polemics for the sake of polemics) as well as the timely sharing of important new information.

The CHS welcomes proposals for future issues of Classics@. Proposal forms should be completed and sent via e-mail to Classics@ Managing Editor Keith DeStone (kdestone(at) Please see the CHS Prospective Authors page for style guidelines and templates. Download the proposal form here.

For information about an effort to disseminate drafts prior to publication, visit FirstDrafts.

Classics@ 23

This collection derives from a conference panel organized by the Working Group on Athenian Hegemony.… Our call for papers for the Montreal panel adumbrates some of the themes that are covered in the selection of papers that appear in the present collection:

The goal of this panel is to […] continue to flesh out our understanding of life in the poleis of the Athenian arkhē in its specific manifestations. How did the increased availability of resources collected from the allies affect Athenian constitution and society? What actions could, and did, Athenians or allies as individuals and groups take to steer alliance policy, especially outside of simple appeal to the ekklēsia? Did Athenian propaganda, often conducted on a religious plane, have lasting effects on local cult practice? What internal changes are detectable in the poleis opposed to the arkhē, as they adjusted to the new political and economic landscape of the Mediterranean? How did life in arkhē manifest in an individual or popular experience? We hope that by moving away from simplistic moral evaluations of Athenian ‘imperialism’ we shall be able to enrich our understanding of the fifth century and the monumental changes in Greek civilization that it witnessed.

– From the Introduction

Table of Contents

Title Page and Dedication

Thomas Figueira, Introduction

1. David A. Teegarden, “The Athenian Empire and Resistance to Tyranny.”

2. Hilary J. C. Lehmann, “Lessons from Home: Remembering the Arkhē in Fourth Century Oratory.”

3. Danielle Smotherman Bennett, “My Fair Lady: Exploring Social Change through Athenian Vase-Painting in the Fifth Century BCE.”

4. Brian Rutishauser, “Trade Routes, Location, and Naval Power: Corcyra’s Potential as an Athenian Ally in 431 BCE and Beyond.”

5. Michael McGlin, “Loans from Attic Temples to the State.”

6. Aaron Hershkowitz, “Kleon and Tribute: Re-Examining the Import of Financial Expertise in Athenian Statesmanship.”

7. Thomas Figueira, “The Membership of the Early Delian League” [with accompanying Table].


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