Posted January 22, 2014

‘Classical World’ journal comes to Temple

Robin Mitchell-Boyask, chair of the Department of Greek and Roman Classics in the College of Liberal Arts, has been named co-editor of the renowned journal Classical World. That quarterly publication has moved from New York University—where it was based for the past 20 years—to Temple. 

Considered one of the foremost academic journals about the classics, Classical World is published by The Johns Hopkins University Press and is in its 107th year.

Having such a publication housed at Temple highlights the strengths of the Classics Department, the accomplished faculty of which includes a member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey (Assistant Professor Alex Gottesman) and a 2005 Cambridge fellow (Mitchell-Boyask). In the past decade, its research output also has evolved. Since 2008, five books authored by faculty members have been published or accepted for publication by Cambridge University Press, considered one of the most prestigious academic presses in the world.

Mitchell-Boyask hopes to get students involved in the journal, with one or two seniors working as interns each year.

“It’s an incredible amount of work, but it’s enormously rewarding,” he said. His initial plans do not involve many changes. However, he does plan to change the publication’s purple and gray cover to Temple cherry.

--Susan Vogel