The Classical Journal


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The Classical Journal (CJ) is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal of classical studies published by the Classical Association of the Middle West and South.[1]

The Classical Journal
Publication details
History1905 to present
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Class. J.
  • Journal homepage

Print editionEdit

The journal currently has about 2300 subscribers, including approximately 700 libraries and research institutions.[citation needed]


As described by JSTOR:[2]

The Classical Journal publishes scholarly articles on Greek and Latin language and literature and on all other aspects of classical studies, together with book reviews. Its Forum section features articles devoted to pedagogy. The journal has been published continuously since 1905; over the years the number of issues per volume has varied, but it is now fixed at four.

The editor-in-chief is elected by the membership of the organization for a five-year term (renewable once). As of 2016, the current editor-in-chief is Antony Augoustakis (University of Illinois). Previous editors have been:

  • Arthur Fairbanks (University of Chicago) 1905-1907
  • Gordon J. Laing (University of Chicago) 1905-1908
  • A. G. Laird (University of Wisconsin) 1907-1909
  • Frank J. Miller (University of Chicago) 1908-1928
  • Arthur T. Walker (University of Kansas) 1909-1932
  • Roy C. Flickinger (University of Iowa) 1928-1933
  • J. O. Lofberg (Oberlin College) (died November 10, 1932)
  • Walter Miller (University of Missouri) 1933-1935
  • Eugene Tavenner (Washington University) 1935-1945
  • Norman J. DeWitt (Washington University) 1945-1950
  • Clyde Murley (Northwestern University) 1950-1955
  • Phillip DeLacy (Washington University) 1955-1956
  • Norman T. Pratt, Jr. (Indiana University) 1956-1961
  • W. Robert Jones (Ohio State University) 1961-1968
  • Roy Arthur Swanson (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) 1968-1973
  • Harold D. Evjen (University of Colorado) 1973-1977
  • Ernst A. Fredricksmeyer (University of Colorado) 1973-1976
  • Hunter R. Rawlings, III (University of Colorado) 1977-1983
  • W. W. de Grummond (Florida State University) 1983-1991
  • John Miller (University of Virginia) 1991-1998
  • Peter Knox (University of Colorado) 1998-2005[3]
  • S. Douglas Olson (University of Minnesota) 2005-2010
  • Laurel Fulkerson (Florida State University) 2010-2016
  • Antony Augoustakis (University of Illinois) 2016-[4]

Listserv and websiteEdit

In May 2007, The Classical Journal began delivering online-exclusive book reviews, professional announcements, and supplemental material through the University of Minnesota's LISTSERV.[5] Book reviews and the Online Forum are indexed at the journal's website.

Ancestry of doctoral degrees wikiEdit

The website also houses DIADOCHOI, a Wiki-style searchable database dedicated to the ancestry of doctoral degrees in classical studies and closely related fields.[6]


  1. ^ Nigel Nicholson, "A Century of the Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest", CJ 104.2 (2008/09) 165–174.
  2. ^ The Classical Journal, JSTOR. Accessed 2012-01-19.
  3. ^ Herbert W. Benario, The Classical Association of the Middle West and South: A History of the First Eighty Years. Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Greenville SC, 1989).
  4. ^ "Editors of the Classical Journal | the Classical Journal".
  5. ^ "CJ-ONLINE Archives". University of Minnesota. Retrieved 2012-01-19.
  6. ^ "Genealogy of Classics". The Classical Journal. Retrieved 2012-01-19.

External linksEdit

  • Official website
  • The Classical Journal on JSTOR