Iris: Journal of the Classical Association of Victoria
Potential contributors to Iris are asked to observe the following conventions when submitting their work to this journal.
Submissions should be formatted in Word (preferably .doc rather than .docx) and sent electronically to the Editor, Dr Rhiannon Evans (R.Evans@latrobe.edu.au) or to theSecretary, Dr K.O. Chong-Gossard (email@example.com). If the submission is for the refereed section of the journal, it must contain no indication of the identity of the author.
Typing should be double-spaced for text, single for indented quotes (see below). There should be no spaces between paragraphs; a new paragraph should be indicated by indenting the first line 4 mm (0.4 cm) from the margin.
Extended quotations from classical authors and secondary literature should be indented on both left and right margins; for prose 5 mm left and right, for verse 10 mm left and 5 mm right. There should also be a space equivalent to three single-spaced lines before and after.
Quotations in Latin and Greek should be accompanied by an English translation, preferably the author’s own. If not the author’s own, the source of the translation must be indicated.
The journal tends to use the SymbolGreek font to print Greek text.
References to classical authors and works should use the abbreviations employed in the standard dictionaries (LSJ for Greek, the OLD for Latin). Citations accompanying indented quotes should however give unabbreviated names and titles.
References to secondary literature should employ the Harvard (author/date) system, but this should as far as possible be done in footnotes rather than in the text. This includes citations for extended quotes. The format should be author (date), page(s), e.g. Penwill (2000), 27-31. A sequence of two pages should be in the form xf., e.g. Chong-Gossard (2007), 46f. (not 46-47). The use of ff. to indicate more than one page following should be avoided.
The following are offered as examples (please note punctuation and capitalisation). Standard abbreviations for publishers (e.g. OUP, CUP, UCalPr) are acceptable; if in doubt, use the unabbreviated form. Journal titles should be abbreviated as in L’Année Philologique. If there is more than one work by the same author, please list in order of date (earliest first).
Dominik, W.J., Garthwaite, J., and Roche, P.A. (eds.) (2009), Writing Politics in Imperial Rome (Leiden: Brill).
Harrison, S.J. (2000). Apuleius: A Latin Sophist (Oxford: OUP).
Lateiner, D. (2001). ‘Humiliation and Immobility in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses’, TAPA 131, 217-55.
Ruggini, L.C. (2003). ‘Rome in Late Antiquity: Clientship, Urban Topography, and Prosopography’, CPh 98, 366-82.
Beard, M. (1995). ‘Re-Reading (Vestal) Virginity’, in R. Hawley and B. Levick(eds.), Women in Antiquity: New Assessments (London: Routledge), 166-77.
Editions and Translations:
Delz, J. (ed.) (1987). Sili Italici Punica (Leipzig: Teubner). (NB: NOT Silius Italicus (1987)!!)
Hammond, M. (tr.) (1987). Homer: The Iliad (Harmondsworth: Penguin). (Again, NOT Homer (1987).)