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Instructions for Authors

1. Submission

One printed copy should be sent to the redaction (Revue Kernos, Université de Liège, 7, place du 20-Août, 4000 Liège, Belgium). An electronic version of the contribution (Word file) should be sent to the following e-mail address:

2. Languages

The contribution should be rather written in French or in English but works in German, Italian or Spanish are welcomed. The author is responsible for a correct use of the language chosen, even specific punctuation. Non-native speakers are strongly invited to have their contribution corrected by a native speaker.

3. Structure

3.1. Title in small letters

3.2. Two abstracts: language of the contribution and English (1000 blocks capitals max. each)

3.3. Key words

3.3. Body text  

• Contributions subdivided in sections, headed by numbered titles (1. Title; 1.1. Subtitle)

• no references to ancient or modern evidence within the body text

• names of authors within the body text in small letters and not in small caps.

3.4. Footnotes

• in editing footnote-text, authors should use the standard footnote functions provided by their software (subscript Arabic numbers)

3.5. Author note

• name, professional address, and e-mail address at the end of the body text.

3.6. Bibliography and/or list of captions (if necessary) after the author note.

4. Bibliography

N.B. references to modern works should be provided in footnotes and successive references should be made with the abbreviations o.c. (for books), l.c. (for articles), followed by the number of the footnote where the reference has been quoted for the first time: o.c. (n. 5), p. 1; however, the more abbreviated system Name (date) may be used, with a final bibliography: Parker (1996), p. 6-8.

4.1. Books

• author or editor in small caps

• title in italics

• place of edition, date (if necessary, first edition)

• series titles in brackets

• specific pagination (p. 1-2; not allowed: p. 1 sq. or p. 1ff.)

ex. : J. Rudhardt, Notions fondamentales de la pensée religieuse et actes constitutifs du culte dans la Grèce classique, Paris, 1992² [1958], p. 21-22; R. Parker, Athenian Religion. A History, Oxford, 1996, p. 5-10; J. de la Genière (ed.), Héra. Images, espaces et cultes, Naples, 1997 (Collection du Centre Jean Bérard, 15).

4.2. Journal articles

• author in small caps

• title between quotation marks

• name of the journal in italics (abbreviations used in L’Année philologique)

• volume in Arabic number, date in brackets, pagination

ex. : Ph. Monbrun, “Apollon, le scorpion et le frêne à Claros,” Kernos 16 (2003), p. 143-170.

4.3. Book sections

• author in small caps

• title between quotation marks, followed by a comma and in

• book reference (supra 4.1.)

ex. : L. Bruit Zaidman, “La notion d’archaion dans la  Périégèse de Pausanias,” in G. Lachenaud, D. Longrée (eds.), Grecs et Romains aux prises avec l’histoire. Représentations, récits et idéologie. Colloque de Nantes et Angers, Rennes, 2003 (Histoire), p. 21-30.

4.4. Dictionaries and encyclopedias

• author in small caps

• title between quotation marks after s.v.

• dictionary or encyclopedia in italics  

• volume in Latin number, date in brackets, pagination  

ex. : A. Delivorrias, s.v. “Aphrodite”, LIMC II (1984), p. 2-151; R. Schlesier, s.v. “Chthonische Götter,” Neue Pauly II (1997), col. 1185-1190.

5. Ancient evidence

5.1. Literary texts

• author in small letters (clear abbreviation after the first full quotation), followed by a comma

• title in italics (if a title is necessary) in Latin or in the language of the contribution

• songs or books in Latin numbers, other parts in Arabic numbers, between commas

• editor or translator in brackets after the reference

ex. : Suda, s.v. Χύτραις ἱδρυτέον (ed. Adler IV [1935], p. 836); Demon, 327 F 2 (ed. Jacoby); Aristophanes, Ploutos, 1191-1199; Pausanias, VII, 21, 7; Homer, Iliad V, 373, 898; XIX, 275, 509; Callimachus, fr. 34 (ed. Pfeiffer); Plato, Laws VIII, 828c (trad. A. Diès); Aristotle, Politics VII, 1, 4 (1323a 25) or Aristotle, Politics, 1323a 25; Plutarch, Moralia, 210b.

5.2. Inscriptions

• common abbreviations (IG, CIL, OGIS, Syll.³, SEG…)

ex. : CIL XIII, 8553; IG XII 3, 328, l. 20; IG II 2, 1792; IG II², 452; SEG 45, 835; OGIS 123; Syll.³ 36…

• more specific editions are quoted in their entirety or abbreviated in the first footnote (*)

ex. : I.Kalchedon : R. Merkelbach, Die Inschriften von Kalchedon, Bonn, 1980 (Inschriften griechischer Städte aus Kleinasien, 20); I.Oropos : B.C. Petrakos, Οἱ ἐπιγραφὲς τοῦ Ὠρωποῦ, Athènes, 1997; LSAM : Fr. Sokolowski, Lois sacrées de l’Asie Mineure, Paris, 1955; LSCG : id., Lois sacrées des cités grecques, Paris, 1969; LSS : id., Lois sacrées des cités grecques. Supplément, Paris, 1962.

6. Illustrations

• TIF format (600 dpi).

• references within the body text are clearly identified (Fig. 1)

• legends and captions are clearly presented at the end of the contribution.

7. When the contribution has been accepted

• a single set of proofs (PDF file) will be sent; author corrections are not allowed  

• each author will receive 25 off-prints of his/her contribution

• each author assigns to Kernos the entire copyrights pertaining to his/her contribution

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