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Richtlinien für Autor/innen


We accept the following types of works:

  • Articles
  • Case Studies.
  • Essays that offer innovative approaches or subjects and critically review the methods of classical scholarship or reflect on sociocultural, political and epistemological developments associated with classical studies.
  • Reviews of scholarly books and works of fiction, also of performing arts, movies, exhibitions, digital contents and all kinds of popcultural products dealing with the Greco-Roman antiquity.
  • Werkstattberichte on current projects.
  • Interviews with prominent scholars, artists and agents in the culture industry.
  • Literature & Arts.

For more information go to the section policies.

The basic principles for articles & case studies:

  • We accept papers in German, English, Italian, French and Spanish.
  • Please use the MS-Word template provided by thersites
  • Your paper should not be longer than 90.000 characters (including spaces, footnotes and bibliography).
  • It must include an English abstract of 200 words or fewer and at least five distinctive keywords.
  • Please give a translation for all Latin and Greek quotations or refer to existing translations.
  • Please note the editions of all texts you are using.
  • A bibliography with all references must be attached at the end of the paper.

The guidelines for citations in the text or in the footnotes:

  • To cite Greek and Latin passages use the DNP-abbreviations:
    Verg. Aen. 12,124–128
    Plat. rep. 3,391b–d; 4,424c
  • To cite secondary literature use the following abbreviations:
    Müller (2010) 28–35; Schmidt/Winter (2008) 14; Schneider (1974) 28 Anm. 1

The guidelines for the bibliography:


Flaig (1992). – Egon Flaig, Den Kaiser herausfordern. Die Usurpation im römischen Reich (Frankfurt am Main 1992) (=Historische Studien 7).

Book Chapter:

Benoist (2003). – Stéphane Benoist, Imperator scaenicus, citharoedus princeps. Théâtre et politique à Rome, ou le ‚métier’ d’empereur selon Néron, in: Pol Defosse (éd.), Hommages á Carl Deroux III: Histoire et épigraphique (Bruxelles 2003) (=Collection Latomus 270) 50–66.

Journal Article:

Flaig (2003). – Egon Flaig, Wie Kaiser Nero die Akzeptanz bei der Plebs urbana verlor. Eine Fallstudie zum politischen Gerücht im Prinzipat, Historia 52 (2003) 351–372.

Use the journal abbreviations of L'Année Philologique.



Checkliste für Beitragseinreichungen

Als Teil des Einreichungsverfahren werden die Autor/innen gebeten, anhand der Checkliste für Beiträge die Übereinstimmung ihres Beitrags Punkt für Punkt mit den angegebenen Vorgaben abzugleichen. Beiträge können an Autor/innen, die die Richtlinien nicht befolgen, zurückgegeben werden.

  1. The paper is still unpublished and will not be submitted to another journal.
  2. The paper is uploaded as word-, rtf- or wordperfect-document.
  3. The paper adheres to the style sheet provided in the thersites MS-Word template.
  4. The paper follows the submission guidelines of thersites.



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  • Publishing in "thersites" is free of any charges.
  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
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  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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