The Russian Fund for Education and Science


A peer-reviewed scientific journal. Published since 2010 by Dm. Pozharsky Publishing House.
Biannual publication. ISSN 2220-9050

Founder: Russian Foundation for the Promotion of Education and Science
Indexing: RINC
Articles on epigraphy published in the journal are reviewed in Bulletin épigraphique, L'année épigraphique, SEG

Aims and Scope:
The journal "Aristeas" serves as a platform for discussing scholarly issues related to classical philology and ancient history, often referred to as "antiquity studies." The journal features original scholarly articles on the history of Ancient Greece and Rome, ancient archaeology, ethnology, philosophy, philology, epigraphy, and other disciplines of an antiquity-oriented nature, as well as the reception of antiquity in European culture in general and in Russia in particular. The diversity of topics within antiquity studies distinguishes "Aristeas" from other journals specializing in ancient history and classical philology. Articles are published in Russian, English, German, and French.

Main Sections of the Journal:
- Considering the role that the Latin language plays in reviving classical education elements in middle and higher humanitarian education in Russia, we have established a regular section "Latin Today," featuring scholarly articles, fiction, and poetry by domestic and foreign scholars written in Latin in modern times.
- Scholarly articles in line with the journal's thematic focus.
- Publications. New translations of ancient authors and new materials from epigraphic monuments are featured here.
- Travels to the Unknown Antiquity. This section contains materials on the history, geography, epigraphy, and archaeology of lesser-known regions of the ancient world.
- Classical Tradition. Includes articles on the reception of ancient culture in the history of Russia and other European countries.
- Chronicle. Information on conferences, round tables in Russia and abroad, and other events in the scholarly community.
- Reviews. Includes scholarly reviews, literature reviews, etc.
- Personalia. Articles related to anniversaries, congratulations, and other events in the lives of outstanding scholars.
- In Memoriam. Contains obituaries of scholars.

We invite both renowned and beginning scholars to publish their articles in the journal and offer a platform for those who have valuable ideas, but whose publication opportunities may currently be limited. At the same time, we strive to maintain a high academic standard for the articles and materials published. To uphold this level, the journal has an advisory and editorial boards comprising not only prominent Russian, but also distinguished foreign scholars. Each article is a subject to an anonymous peer review. There is no publication fee.

Some words should be said about the journal's title, - "Aristeas." This is a name of a Greek poet of the 7th or 6th centuries BC, who originated from the city of Proconnesus on the island of the same name in the Sea of Marmara. As attested by many ancient authors, notably Herodotus, Aristeas was the first to visit the northeastern periphery of the then-known world, i.e., he ventured into the territory of modern Eastern Europe and composed a poem titled "Arimaspea," recounting the peoples living there. It was Aristeas who established the historiographical tradition of placing both real and legendary Scythians and Cimmerians further north of the Euxine (Black Sea), followed by Issedones, Arimaspeans, Gryphons, and Hyperboreans, living at the coast of the Northern Ocean. For many centuries up to modern times, the ethno-geographical ideas about Eastern Europe that go back to Aristeas have been predominant. Our journal bears the name of the legendary poet also because the history of the Northern Black Sea region in antiquity constitutes one of the most significant topics of its publications.

If a building becomes architecture, then it is art

'Aristeas. Philologia classica et historia antiqua' is an international academic peer-review journal covering research in all fields connected with Greco-Roman Antiquity and its heritage.

As the only academic journal in Russia that covers all topics pertaining to the field of classics on equal terms, 'Aristeas' strives to strike a balance between the various disciplinary approaches to it. Following the tradition that goes back to F. A. Wolf, we presume that isolated study of classical philology, ancient history or any other single field of classical studies is less productive than mutually beneficial cooperation of philological, historical and other approaches. At the same time we prefer to adopt the wide understanding of classical studies, considering the Greco-Roman world not as a kind of embalmed past separated by impenetrable boundary from the present but as closely linked to all the aspects of its influence: from its artistic reception in the strict sense to the history of classical scholarship, from the classically inspired humanistic and Neo-Latin culture of early modern period to contemporary practices of Greek and Latin composition, from discussions of the problems of teaching ancient languages and ancient history in contemporary Russia or of possibilities of new translations of classical texts to biographies of the teachers of the present generation of Russian classical scholars. The aim of the journal is to provide Russian academicians with a platform for discussing these subjects in relation to each other and to pedagogical practice and at the same time so as to meet international scholarly standards. We try to offer an opportunity of participation in these debates to a most wide circle of scholars of whatever academic status from all over Russia on a par with foreign specialists.

In the 'Latin today' section that opens the journal, we publish texts in Latin, scholarly as well as non-scholarly in content.

The 'Articles' section welcomes papers on Greek and Roman literature, culture, history, mythology, religion and philosophy, classical languages, textual criticism of texts by Greek and Roman authors, classical archaeology, epigraphy, papyrology, numismatics and other subjects related to the Greco-Roman world.

In the 'Editions and Translations' section, new translations of Greek and Roman sources and commentaries on them are published.

The 'Travels to the Unknown Antiquity' section publishes materials that introduce the readers to the less known aspects of classical culture and Greco-Roman history.

In the 'Miscellanea' section, we publish shorter notes dealing with problems of limited scope in textual criticism of classical authors, interpretation of their texts or reconstruction of particular historical details.

The 'Reviews' section publishes reviews of contemporary scholarly books on topics that fall under the scope of the journal as well as thematically organized surveys of contemporary scholarship.

The 'Classical Tradition' section welcomes papers on whatever forms of classical reception.

The 'Personalia' section publishes texts on contemporary classical scholars, including memoirs.

In particular cases additional sections may be added, for instance when materials of a conference on a topic that falls under the scope of the journal are being published. The 'Epigraphica Pontica' additional section is published once a year and reviews the publications of the corresponding year that relate to the Greco-Roman epigraphy of the Northern Black Sea region.

All the sections except the 'Latin today' section accept papers in Russian, English, French, German and Italian.
If a building becomes architecture, then it is art