About the Journal

Syllogos - Herodotus Journal is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to all aspects of Herodotus' Histories: to the world of Herodotus’ text; to the Mediterranean, Near Eastern, North African and European) worlds to which his Histories relate; and the global reception of Herodotus’ work from antiquity to the present day.

Starting with volume 2 (2023), Syllogos will host the winning essay of the Doris Post Essay Prize, reserved for PhD and postdoctoral students. For more information on the prize and how to participate, see the dedicated page on the Herodotus Helpline website.

Syllogos is managed by the Herodotus Helpline, a charity registered in Scotland which began as an informal research seminar in the first COVID-19 lockdown of 2020. The name of the journal ('joint discussion’, 'assembly') recalls these origins. It also speaks to the journal’s commitment to inclusion: of the widest readership; of the widest range of contributors; and of a plurality of voices.

The journal is double-blind peer-reviewed and published free-of-charge because of the financial and other support of a number of institutions: Heidelberg University Library; Columbia University; University of Genova; Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel; University of Leicester; Sorbonne Université; University of St Andrews; Swarthmore College; the Association ‘Sauvegarde des enseignements littéraires’.

The journal is typeset by Jenny Messenger (of Atomic Typo), using Kindersley Street and Kindersley Greek, a new typeface designed for Syllogos by Lida Cardozo Kindersley and John Mawby of the Cardozo Kindersley Workshop. The journal cover and website are designed by Wong Tsz (Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel).