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  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines


  1. Manuscripts may be written in any ofthe oflicial languages ofthe IPS: English, French, German, Italian, Latin, Modem Greek, Portuguese, and Spanish.
  2. Abstracts & Key-Words: Articles will be sent together with key-words and an abstract in English not longer than seven
  3. Format: Manuscripts must be typed double-spaced on Times-New Roman 11. The length ofmanu­ scripts must not exceed 15000 words without previous agreement with the Manuscripts must be sent in electronic version (PC Microsoft Word Windows) as an attached file to an e-mail message.
  4. Bibliography: The text ofthe paper should be followed by a list ofreferences, including at least those works cited more than twice in the
  5. Quotations in notes: Names ofancient authors should not be capitalized, names ofmodem authors should be written in versalitas only when in notes or in the bibliography: ZIEGLER (note), but K. Ziegler (main text).
    1. Frequent quotations (more than twice): Refer to bibliography, citing by author's name, year of edition, and pages: g. K. ZIEGLER, 1951, col. 800.
    2. Single quotations: Either follow the procedure indicated in 5 A) or incorporate the entire reference in the notes, according to the following conventions, which are the same as for the bibliography (with the single exception that in the bibliography the sumame should precede the initial, g. ZIEGLER, K., "Plutarchos von Chaironeia", RE XXI (1951), cols. 636-962.
      1. Books: Author (in the case ofjoint authorship, separated by a comma, with the final name pre­ ceded by &), comma, title ofwork in italics, comma, volume in Roman numerals (where applicable), comma, place ofpublication, comma, year (with superscript number ofeditions ifnot the first, and year ofthe first edition in parenthesis), comma, and quoted pages:
  • A. RUSSELL, Plutarch, London, 1973, pp. 3-5.
    1. Articles: Author, comma, title in quotation marks, comma, name ofthe journal (for the abbrevia­ tions ofjoumals follow the conventions ofL'Année Philologique), comma, volume number in Arabie numerals, year in parenthesis, and pages (without abbreviation ifthey correspond to the entire article):
  • P. JONES, "Towards a Chronology ofPlutarch's Works", JRS, 56 (1966) 61-74.
  • P. JONES, "Towards a Chronology ofPlutarch's Works", JRS, 56 (1966), p. 65.
    1. Works in collaborative volumes: Cite as with articles, followed by the quotation ofthe collab­ orative work (ifcited several times, according to the same conventions as under SA above): g.: F. E. BRENK, "Tempo corne struttura nel dialogo Sul Daimonion di Socrate di Plutarco", in G. D'IIPPOLITO & I. GALLO (eds.), Struttureformali dei Moralia di Plutarco. Atti del III Convegno plutarcheo, Pal­ ermo, 3-5 maggio 1989, Napoli, 1991, pp. 69-82.
  1. Quotations from ancient authors: Author, comma, work, book (Arabie numerals), full stop, chapter (Arabie numerals), comma, paragraph (Arabie numerals), or: Author, comma, book (Roman num­ bers), chapter or verse (Arabie numerals), full stop, paragraph (Arabie numerals).
  2. Abbreviations of Greek works and authors: for preference, cite according to conventions of the Liddell & Scott or ofthe DGE edited by R. Adrados & others.
  3. Abbreviations of Latin works and authors: follow the Thesaurus Linguae
  4. Examples:
  • Authors cited with title ofwork: , Mem. 4.5,2-3; Plu., Arist. 5.1; Hom., Od. 10.203.
  • Authors cited without title ofwork: , I 35; Paus., V 23.5; D. S., XXXI 8.2.
  1. Notes references: References (in Arabie numbers) to the footnotes must precede always the si_gns of punctuation, g.: "...correspondait à l'harmonie psychique1. Dans le Tzmée2 et la République3, ..."
  2. Greek & non-Latin Fonts: For Greek and other non-Latin texts, use Unicode

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