Proceedings Guidelines


After such a rich exchange of ideas, we look forward to publishing the proceedings of our aretē conference as a volume in our series, The Heritage of Western Greece. Heather Reid will be the lead editor, and would like one or two other conference participants to serve as co-editors. Authors receive a free copy of the book, and have permission to post and re-use their work as they wish as long as they acknowledge the original source. The final book and individual essays will be available worldwide in paper format and open access on JSTOR.

Our JSTOR volumes are read by thousands and frequently cited. In order to preserve this relationship, we are only able to publish selected essays of the highest quality. All papers accepted for the conference are eligible for consideration. Final essays are selected according to quality and theme.

Properly-formatted manuscripts of 5,000 to 7,500 words should be sent to We ask for papers presented in the online section to be submitted before July 15, and papers presented in the in-person section to be submitted no later than August 15. Exceptions to these general rules need to be negotiated before the deadline. Since the conference has already been delayed a year, we will endeavor to accelerate the editing process, aiming for publication before the end of 2021.

Manuscript Guidelines

Form of the Manuscript:  In general we follow the University of Chicago’s guidelines.  Manuscripts should be in English (we will help those for whom English is not the first language). They should be submitted in .docx, or .rtf format, using Times New Roman 12 point font.  Submit illustrations in separate files (jpg preferred) with indications in the text where you want them to appear, i.e. [figure one here]. 

Manuscripts should include the following elements:

Title & Name: Full title of the article and your name, centered, above the body text

About the Author(s): In a footnote to your name, include a brief statement (two or three sentences) including your affiliation, research interests, and recent projects and major publications.

Acknowledgments: if desired should appear in a footnote attached to the title.

Body Text:  Align left, do not hyphenate line breaks.  Indent the first line of all new paragraphs .3 inch.  Leave no extra space between paragraphs.  Section headers should be flush left and bold.

Notes and Citations:  Cite classical sources in-text and other sources (included translated texts) in footnotes with no separate bibliography, following Chicago Style. 

Additional Guidelines

Copyright:  If the artwork you submit has been published elsewhere or is otherwise copyrighted, we must have a letter of permission from the copyright holder granting worldwide print and electronic reproduction rights, in perpetuity. Any artwork that is not your own, must have its source clearly identified.

Italics: Please put foreign words in Italics and either transliterate Greek words, i.e. aretē, or use a Unicode Greek font.  For any quotations or phrases longer than three words, please use Greek text and provide an English translation.

Numbers: Spell out numbers one to nine; express all numbers greater than nine with Arabic numeral. For dates and times, follow these examples: 40 hours; 30 October 1997; 18th Dynasty; 16th-century buildings (hyphenated); 1980s (no apostrophe); 1978-79 (not 1978-9); 333 BCE, 85-135 CE.

Spelling:  Use American spelling conventions.

Measurements and mathematical symbols: Distance, area, volume and weight must be expressed in metric units; abbreviations should not have full stops (periods), thus: 5 m; 10 km; 15 ha; 200 sq m (not 200 m2).

Punctuation: For possessives of proper names ending in s or another sibilant, add ’s, e.g. Childs’s Introduction, Jones’s views, but the chorus’ song.

Quotations: If more than four lines are quoted, indent from left margin. Otherwise, use double quotation marks, single quotation marks being used only for quotes within a quotation.

Examples of Citation Style (for more, see Chicago Manual of Style “Notes & Bibliography”)


1. Michael Pollan, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (New York: Penguin, 2006), 99–100.

2. Pollan, Omnivore’s Dilemma, 3.

Chapter or other part of a book

1. John D. Kelly, “Seeing Red: Mao Fetishism, Pax Americana, and the Moral Economy of War,” in Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, ed. John D. Kelly et al. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010), 77.

2. Kelly, “Seeing Red,” 81–82.

Article in a print journal

1. Joshua I. Weinstein, “The Market in Plato’s Republic,” Classical Philology 104 (2009): 440-63.

2. Weinstein, “Plato’s Republic,” 452–53.

Classical authors and texts

1.  Homer, The Odyssey, trans. Robert Fagles (New York: Penguin, 1990), 8.130-233.

2.  Homer, The Odyssey, 8.150-160.

Since full citations will appear in the footnotes, there should be no additional bibliography or list of references.