Submission Guidelines

• Articles are published only in English.

• Authors are required to send their papers in electronic form directly to the email of the journal ( or to the editor (

• Authors are required to submit two copies (in separate files), one lacking any indication of the author’s identity, the other with the author’s name, e-mail address, institution and a 50 word biographical note.

• By submitting an article to Electryone the author thereby states that the submission has not been previously published and is not currently under consideration for publication by another journal.

• The text should be single-spaced and in a 12-point font, preferably Times New Roman,and include page numbers.

• The paper will be sent to two anonymous referees for evaluation.

• If the paper is accepted for publication, author information will appear as it is presented in the file.

• If non-Latin characters appear in the paper (e.g. Greek or Hebrew) a .pdf file of the paper is also required, in order that these characters can be verified. The Electryonê website provides links for downloading the most commonly used ancient fonts.

• Non-native English speakers are strongly encouraged to have the paper proofread by a native speaker before submission. Authors are asked to indicate whether or not such proofreading has been done.

• All submissions should be in Microsoft Word 2003 or Microsoft Word 2007 format.

• Articles should be original and should not include libelous or defamatory material.


Title, abstract and keywords

The title of the article or note should be indicative of the paper’s content. The title should be followed by a brief abstract (no more than 300 words) of the paper’s main argument and conclusions. Do not include references or notes in this abstract. The abstract should appear before the main text of the paper and after the title. A list of key words for the paper (maximum 10) should follow the abstract. Electryonê offers an online index of key words that will enable users to locate themes and articles easily. The title and abstract of your paper will appear on a separate index.

Presentation. Articles, notes and reviews must adhere to the following guidelines:

• Transliteration of Greek should be limited to single words or phrases of two or three words; transliteration of longer phrases sentences should be avoided. All Greek must be typed. Greek proper names may be spelled in either the Greek or the Latinized form, so long as the use is consistent.

• Quotations that are longer than two lines of verse or several lines of prose should be presented as indented double-spaced extracts (block quotations).
Long extracts should be avoided unless the precise wording of the passage quoted is crucial to the argument. Authors should incorporate all quotations smoothly into their own texts. Translations of longer passages of Greek or Latin should cite the source of the translation if it is not the author.

• Italics should be reserved for words and phrases in foreign languages (including all Latin not in block quotations) and the titles of ancient works or modern books and journals. The use of italics for emphasis should be avoided.

• The author is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of all references to primary and secondary materials.

• References to primary sources should be treated as follows:

(a) In the body of the text, references should include, where appropriate, the unabbreviated name of the author, the full title of the work, and the book, line, or other necessary numbers. Arabic numerals should be used throughout. References must be inclusive, with first and last lines, etc., cited; “f.” and “ff.”
should be avoided, e.g.:
Aeschylus Agamemnon 14-27, 100-106, 1125-30.

(b) To prevent the accumulation of a large number of very short notes, references to primary sources that are not accompanied by additional remarks or citations may be given in parentheses in the text. (c) In parenthetical references and in the notes, the author’s name and the title of the work should be abbreviated according to the list of abbreviations found in the “Abbreviations” section of the Oxford Classical Dictionary3 (pp. xxixliv).

• References to secondary literature should appear only in footnotes and only as each item becomes relevant. The preferred style for secondary references is:

author, date, pages in the notes with a list of cited literature at the end of the article

• Titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the list found under “submissions” on the website of the American Journal of Archaeology
(, supplemented by the list found in L’Année philologique.

• All page references must be inclusive.

• Examples of citations:

a) A book or monograph cited in the notes:

Holmes (1923) 297.
The same in the list of cited works at the end of the article:
Holmes, T. R. 1923. The Roman Republic. Vol. 1. Oxford.

b) A journal or encyclopedia article cited in the notes:

Rusten (1985) 121-40, esp. 124-26.
The same in the list of cited works at the end of the article:
Rusten, J. S. 1985. “Interim Notes on the Papyrus from Derveni”, in HSCP 89: 121-46.

c) An article or chapter in an edited collection cited in the notes:
Fisher (1998) 78.

The same in the list of cited works at the end of the article:
Fisher, N. 1998. “Rich and Poor”; in P. Cartledge (ed.) The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece, Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press 1998, 76-99.

d) Two or more publications by an author in the same year:

Buxton, R. G. A. 1992a. “Imaginary Greek mountains”, in JHS 112: 1-15.
Buxton, R. G. A. 1992b. “Iphigénie au board de la mer”, in Pallas 38: 209-15.

e) Papers in electronic journals (on the World Wide Web) cited in the notes:
Evans, M. & Phiddian, R. (2012)
The same in the list of cited works at the end of the article (include the precise URL):
Ewans, M. & Phiddian, R. 2012. “Risk taking and transgression:
Aristophanes’ Lyistrata today, in Didaskalia 1

(World Wide Web sites can be found at the British National Corpus Web, at, accessed 15 May 2009.)

• If the paper includes references in Greek, they should be listed at the end of the article with the non-Greek ones, in the following order: A, B, C/Γ, D/Δ, E, Z, F, G, H, Θ, Ι, J, K, L/Λ, M, N, Ξ, O, P/Π, Q, R/Ρ, S/Σ, T, Y, Φ, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, Ψ, Ω.

Please indicate clearly the holders of copyright for any illustrations, extracts, diagrams, etc., which accompany your contribution.

In the case of multiple authors the names will appear in the order provided by the contributors.

Books submitted for review should be sent to:
c/o Spyros Syropoulos
University of the Aegean
Dept. of Mediterranean Studies
Demokratias Avenue 1
Rhodes 85100, Greece

Readers with comments or inquiries should contact the editor in chief, either in writing at the above address or by e-mail directly to the editor
( or via the journal (

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