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Editorial rules

1) An international journal, Mythos publishes articles in five languages: Italian, French, English, German and Spanish. Each author is responsible for the correct use of the chosen language. If the language of the article is not the author's mother tongue, he must let check his/her text and, if necessary, correct it before sending it to the journal.

2) All articles are evaluated by international anonymous experts according to the double-blind system.

3) The submitted articles shall not exceed 50000 characters notes and spaces included.

4) On the first page, each contribution should report the following information, according to the order below:

  1. Title of the Article

  2. Name of the author

  3. Name of the institution to which the author belongs, his full postal address and e-mail address;

  4. an abstract in the language of the article (max. 1,000 characters including spaces);

  5. five keywords in the language of the article;

  6. translation of the title of the article into English;

  7. an abstract in English (max. 1,000 characters including spaces)

  8. five key words in English.

5) Proposed illustrations should be sent to the editorial staff in TIFF format, in a 300 dpi resolution. References to images within the text must be clearly indicated in the following form: (Fig. 0). Each image must be accompanied by a caption indicating its origin and, if applicable, copyright (also for online distribution).


1) Reviews should not exceed 15.000 characters.

2) In the first page, each review should report the following information, according to the order below:

  1. Name of the author

  2. Name of the institution to which the author belongs, his full postal address and e-mail address;

  3. Title of the volume reviewed

  4. Author(s) of the volume reviewed

  5. Series, place of publication, publisher, year of publication, number of pages, ISBN and price


Corinne Bonnet

Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès, PLH-ERASME, Pavillon de la Recherche 5, allées Antonio Machado 31058 TOULOUSE CEDEX 9 France, e-mail

Imagine No Religion. How Modern Abstractions Hide Ancient Realities

Carlin A. Barton, Daniel Boyarin

New York, 2016, Fordham University Press, pp. 309, ISBN 978-0-8232-7120-7, $ 125.00.

3) Books proposed to the editorial staff for reviews should be sent to the following adress:

Nicola Cusumano

Dipartimento Culture e Società
Edificio 15
Viale delle Scienze
90128 Palermo

Layout (articles and reviews)

1) Font: Times New Roman (body 12) when using the Latin alphabet.

2) For Greek and other particular characters it is essential to use a Unicode font.

3) Footnotes are placed at the bottom of the page (font size 10).

4) Any macros inserted in the texts must be deactivated.

5) All quotations and terms in Latin will be provided in italics (passim, infra, supra, s.v., id., ead.).

6) Quotation or words in foreign languages (including Latin) will be provided in italics.

7) Only quotations in Greek (or in any other non-Latin alphabets) will be provided in a non-italicised font, without quotation marks.

8) Quotation exceeding three lines are indented and using font size 10.

9) Paragraph headings are in italics and are not be followed by a full stop.

Bibliographical references

A complete bibliography is included at the end of each contribution, using the models provided below.

The place of publication is listed in the original language (e.g. London and not Londra; Paris and not Parigi).

The titles of periodicals are quoted in extenso.

Journals articles

Price 2012: S. Price, «Religious Mobility in the Roman Empire», Journal of Roman Studies 102 (2012), 1-19.

Shapiro 1990: A. Shapiro, «Oracles-mongers in Peisistratid Athens», Kernos 3 (1990), 335-346.


Vernant 1989: J.-P. Vernant, L’individu, la mort, l’amour, Paris 1989.

Borgeaud 2004: Ph. Borgeaud, Aux origines de l’histoire des religions, Paris 2004.


Vernant, Vidal-Naquet 1991: J.-P. Vernant, P. Vidal-Naquet, Mito e tragedia due. Da Edipo a Dioniso (ed. or. Paris 1986), trad. it., Torino 1991.


Bonnet, Pirenne-Delforge, Praet 2009: C. Bonnet, V. Pirenne-Delforge, D. Praet (éd.), Les religions orientales dans le monde grec et romain : cent ans après Cumont, 1906-2006 : bilan historique et historiographique (Colloque de Rome, 16-18 novembre 2006), Brussel-Rome 2009.

Hekster, Schmidt-Hofner, Witschel 2009: O. Hekster, S. Schmidt-Hofner, Ch. Witschel (eds), Ritual Dynamics and Religious Change in the Roman Empire. Proceedings of the Eighth Workshop of the International Network Impact of Empire (Heidelberg, July 5-7, 2007), Leiden-Boston 2009.

Book Chapters

Henrichs 2003: A. Henrichs, «Writing Religion: Inscribed Texts, Ritual Authority and the Religious Discourse of the Polis», in H. Yunis (ed.), Written Texts and the Rise of Literate Culture in Ancient Greece, Cambridge 2003, 38-58.

Belayche 2008: N. Belayche, «Du texte à l’image : les reliefs sur les stèles de confession de l’Anatolie», in S. Estienne, D. Jaillard, N. Lubtchansky, Cl. Pouzadoux (éds), Image et religion dans l'antiquité gréco-romaine (Actes du Colloque de Rome, 11-13 décembre 2003, organisé par l’École française de Rome), Napoli 2008, 181-193.

Dictionaries, lexicons or encyclopaedias

Heckenbach 1912: J. Heckenbach, s.v. Hekate, RE VII, 2, 1912, coll. 2769-2782


Modern authors

Footnotes only provide the surname of the author in small caps, the year of publication, and the numbers of the pages (without pp.) preceded by a comma. The initial of the name should be indicated only in cases of homonymy.


Price 2012, 14-15.

Graf 2003, 244.

Hekster, Schmidt-Hofner, Witschel 2009, 35.

M. Smith 1987, 334.

J.Z. Smith 1978.

Ancient authors

Ancient authors and their works can be quoted in extenso in the language of the contribution or according to the abbreviations given in Der Neue Pauly


Euripide, Baccanti, 78-80.

Hdt. VI 4.

Aristoph. Thesm. 104-115.

Ov. Met. 519-548.

Thuc. II 3, 5.



FGrHist 1 F 26

Soph. fr. 144 Radt

Epigraphical sources

Epigraphic collections and the corpora are abridged according to the indications of the Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum and quoted in italics:


SEG per Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum;

IG per Inscriptiones Graecae;

CIL per Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum.


References to papyri and ostraca will use the abbreviation system proposed in E.G. Turner, Greek Papyri. An Introduction, Oxford 1968 [1980], 154-178.

Contributors will receive only one proof of their articles on which any correction should be indicated. They are also entitled to a PDF version of their contribution with the cover, the index of the journal issue and all the information concerning the journal. Contributors agree to grant the journal their rights to their texts and agree to inform the editorial board if they intend to republish their text elsewhere.

All contributions will be published in Open access on the OpenEdition platform without any embargo.

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