‘Iris’ Style Sheet

Potential contributors to Iris are asked to observe the following conventions when submitting their work to this journal.

1 General

Submissions should be formatted in Word and sent electronically to the Editor, Dr Rhiannon Evans (R.Evans@latrobe.edu.au).

If the submission is for the refereed section of the journal, it must contain no indication of the identity of the author.

Typing should be double-spaced, in Times New Roman font, 12pt.

Extended quotations from classical authors and secondary literature should be indented on both left and right margins. Shorter English quotations should appear in text in single quotation marks. Short quotations in all other languages should be italicised.

Quotations in Latin and Greek should be accompanied by an English translation, preferably the author’s own. If not the author’s own, the source of the translation must be indicated. English translation of shorter quotations may be provided within the text in brackets. Translations of all extended quotations should be provided below the quotation in a block.

2 Referencing

References to classical authors and works should use the abbreviations employed in the standard dictionaries (LSJ for Greek, the OLD for Latin).

References to secondary literature should employ the Harvard (author/date) system; this should be done in footnotes rather than in the text. The format should be author (date), page(s), e.g. Penwill (2000), 27-31.

References to ancient works should be written in brackets in text. E.g. (Virg. Aen. 4.12); (Hom. Il. 12.20).

3 Bibliography

Standard abbreviations for publishers (e.g. OUP, CUP, UCalPr) are acceptable; if in doubt, use the unabbreviated form. Journal titles should be abbreviated as in L’Année Philologique. If there is more than one work by the same author, please list in order of date (earliest first). The following are provided as examples:


Dominik, W.J., Garthwaite, J., and Roche, P.A. (eds.) (2009). Writing Politics in Imperial Rome (Leiden: Brill).

Harrison, S.J. (2000). Apuleius: A Latin Sophist (Oxford: OUP).


Lateiner, D. (2001). ‘Humiliation and Immobility in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses’, TAPA 131, 217-55.

Ruggini, L.C. (2003). ‘Rome in Late Antiquity: Clientship, Urban Topography, and Prosopography’, CPh 98, 366-82.

Book Chapters:

Beard, M. (1995). ‘Re-Reading (Vestal) Virginity’, in R. Hawley and B. Levick (eds.), Women in Antiquity: New Assessments (London: Routledge), 166-77.

Editions and Translations:

Delz, J. (ed.) (1987). Sili Italici Punica (Leipzig: Teubner).

Hammond, M. (tr.) (1987). Homer: The Iliad (Harmondsworth: Penguin).