The exciting paradox of classical studies is that a discipline which engages with the ancient past is now increasingly progressive in its ethos. In recent years classicists have pioneered some of the most innovative scholarly approaches across the humanities, even as they maintain their traditional interests in the languages of antiquity, particularly Latin and Greek. Our Classics list aims to represent these forward-looking trends within the subject. For example, we are especially engaged in reception studies, and in the various ways the classical world has been appropriated by later eras – encapsulated in series like New Directions in Classics and Ancients and Moderns. Our strengths in the history of Persia and the ancient Near East lead to focused comparative work in the fast-moving fields of empire, imperialism and colonialism, with a strong focus on how different ancient civilizations – as well as classics and culture, in their broadest sense – interact.
Alex Wright | Executive Editor, Classics
Tom Stottor | Editor, Classics