4.0784 Classics Review (e-)Journal (1/91)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Sun, 2 Dec 90 22:20:51 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 0784. Sunday, 2 Dec 1990.

Date: 28 Nov 90 21:54:35 EST
From: James O'Donnell <JODONNEL@PENNSAS>
Subject: new classics review (e-)journal

Bryn Mawr Classical Review

A new review journal has begun publication. Hard copy subscriptions are
available, but this notice announces that subscriptions to e-mail
distribution is also invited. Details of access at the end of this

*Bryn Mawr Classical Review* will survey new books in `classics' (Greek
and Latin literature, Greek and Roman history, broadly construed),
offering concise and informative reviews within 6-12 months of
publication. Our editorial policy is to have as little editorial policy
as possible. Boundaries are kept loose (though on the whole, strictly
archaeological publications are excluded). Over the course of the first
year, we expect to assemble a board of regular contributors representing
as many competences and approaches as possible: their jobs will be to
review regularly and to scout new titles wherever they can be found.
The founding editors are Richard Hamilton of Bryn Mawr College and James
J. O'Donnell of the University of Pennsylvania.

A particular effort will be made to report on new books published in
languages other than English. In addition to the concise reviews that
are our mainstay, there will be other features: *Seen Elsewhere*
(newsworthy items related to the profession), *Definite Articles*
(notices of recent scholarly articles that one or another of the members
of the board thinks deserve special attention: again, emphasis where
possible on European publications), multiple reviews of a single title
(to show different points of view), occasional reviews of older books
revisited in a fresh context, even occasional essay reviews. Letters to
the editor are gladly welcomed and will be published, as well as
interesting and timely opinion columns. The only material excluded *a
priori* will be items that could be characterized as `notes' or
`articles': our view is that there are sufficient outlets for that kind
of publication, but that the need we hope to fill (if not actually
create) is for timely discussion of new publications and for discussion

The Review will appear five times a year. The hard copy subscription
rate will be kept as low as possible; the mechanics of publication are
identical to those of Bryn Mawr Commentaries (which will subsidize the
first year's publication) and the pricing policy there may be taken as a
reasonable guide to our capacity for maintaining reasonable prices here.
For the first year, one copy is being sent free to every North American
Classics department known to us (others will be added to the list if
they so request).

Review copies may be sent to our editorial address and are gladly
received. We also welcome notice of forthcoming publications and advice
generally. Materials should be sent in the most computer- ready form
possible. Our first preference is to receive reviews and correspondence
by bitnet at BMCR@BRYNMAWR or (from internet) BMCR@CC.BRYNMAWR.EDU;
second preference is to receive Macintosh disks prepared in Microsoft
Word (SMK Greekkeys is the default method of receiving and printing
Greek); IBM disks may also be sent, and traditional hard copy will also
be accepted.

Hard copy subscriptions are available for $10 per year: write to

Bryn Mawr Classical Review,
Thomas Library,
Bryn Mawr College,
Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010

To subscribe for automatic distribution of the e-mail version, send
a mail message to MAILSERV@CC.BRYNMAWR.EDU containing as the *only*
line of message the words SUBSCRIBE BMCR-L. Do *not* put anything
on the `subject' line for this message if prompted to do so. To
obtain back issues, you may use `ftp' interactive technique as

ftp cc.brynmawr.edu
Username: anonymous
Password: guest

At the `Command:' prompt that follows

cd bmcr

That will produce a list of files currently available in that
directory; the issues will be numbered sequentially by volume and
number, so your next command will look like:

get bmcr1-1.txt

You would get volume 1, number 1. Vol. 1, number 2 will be
followed by Vol. 2, number 1 (therefore bmcr2.1) to keep `volumes'
and calendar years coterminous. The transfer of files with ftp is
very quick (18K per second in my case, so the whole of the first
issue took about 7 or 8 seconds to transfer to the mainframe where
I was logged on. (IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO USE ftp, send me a note at
JODONNEL@PENNSAS and I will construct a kludge.)