Eidolon: A Modern Way to Write about the Ancient World
Eidolon is a home for scholarly writing about Classics that isn’t formal scholarship. Our goal is to create a platform for essays that have a strong authorial voice and a unique point of view.
what will you see on Eidolon?We’re especially interested in submissions between 1,500 and 2,500 words that fall into these categories:
- Explorations of how the ancient world relates to modern life
- First-person, anecdotal accounts that bring pieces of classical art or literature to life
- Personal approaches to academic topics, especially those that embrace marginalized voices
- Risky, provocative arguments that push the boundaries of accepted consensus views
- Creative and funny pieces that don’t take the Classics too seriouslyThis list is by no means exhaustive. We expect and hope to be surprised and educated by what people submit.
Medusa from the ancient world to Sports IllustratedI was in the checkout aisle at my local supermarket, looking at the covers of Cosmopolitan, Self…
Aeneas in Palestine
How the Israeli-Palestinian conflict makes sense of Virgil’s AeneidWhat is wrong with the second half of the Aeneid? Why does nobody read…
Not All Tragedians
Aristophanes’ Thesmophoriazusae and the convoluted gender politics of studying Greek drama
See the full List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies