Submissions to Arion are always welcome and encouraged. If there are any additional questions concerning submissions that aren’t addressed here, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

Advice to Prospective Contributors

1. We are not looking for contributions that would obviously be at home in some other journal. Arion seeks to publish articles that capture the interest of readers both inside and outside the profession. If you propose submitting a paper that has been rejected by one of the professional journals, we urge you to rewrite it. The fact that it wasn’t quite dull enough to be accepted there doesn’t mean that it is lively enough for Arion. The literary essay, rather than the usual academic article, is best suited to Arion‘s purpose of integrating learning and imagination. We value most the contributor who speaks across the disciplines: the author who can write on Sophocles, say, in a way that engages the student of Shakespeare.

2. There are no strict limits on length and style–each submission to Arion should find its own length and its own voice. Book reviews may be essay length and extend beyond the issues as defined in the book considered. Illustrations are encouraged for submissions using a visual approach.

3. We assume, in our contributors, a marked preference for primary literature and a command of the secondary literature so easy that it does not need displaying. Endnotes (where required at all) should be both brief and readable.

4. Greek and Latin should be translated. Longer passages from the modern languages also need to be translated. Translations (which may be either literal or interpretative) should be placed in the body of the text, immediately below the quotation. A familiar Greek word or phrase should be transliterated. Passages in Greek and Latin should not be prolonged beyond the immediate needs of your argument. The choice between the Greek and the Latin form of a Greek proper noun we consider a matter of individual taste. For questions of style and reference, please consult the Chicago Manual of Style; for abbreviations of classical authors and periodicals, L’Année PhilologiqueLSJ, and the Oxford Latin Dictionary.

5. Electronic submissions should be sent to You may also mail your submission to 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite B-03, Boston, MA 02215; if it is on a CD or in some other medium, please include a printout. Microsoft Word and PDF formats are preferred. In all cases typescripts, including endnotes and Greek in quotation, should be double-spaced.

6. To ensure anonymity in the review process, the author’s name should appear only on the cover page, and nowhere else in the body of the article or the footnotes (self-references should be camouflaged). If you want your manuscript returned to you, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

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Boston University

745 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite B-03

Boston, MA 02215

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