Hyperboreus was founded by the Bibliotheca classica Petropolitana in 1994 as the first academic journal in Russia since the 1917 revolution specializing in the field of classical studies. Scholars from the Classical Department of St. Petersburg State University, the St. Petersburg Institute of History (Russian Academy of Sciences) and St. Petersburg classical Gymnasium participated in the foundation of the journal. The editors value highly the support and advice of many Western European and American scholars during the foundation and subsequent activities of Hyperboreus.

The aims of Hyperboreus are to advance the study of classical antiquity in Russia and to encourage international cooperation in this field by publishing original articles and reviews of books in Russian, English, German, French, Italian, and Latin. The editors invite contributions in all areas of classical scholarship (language and literature, history, philosophy and sciences, papyrology, epigraphy, archaeology, arts) based primarily on the interpretation of classical sources.

Hyperboreus also aims at throwing light upon archaeological excavations of the classical sites on the Northern coast of the Black Sea region.

Hyperboreus is edited in two annual fascicles.

The annotations follow the bibliographical periodicals: Gnomon, L' Année philologique.

Hyperboreus is covered by the Scopus database. 

Guidelines for contributors

Please note that the rules for bibliographical references depend on the language of the paper. Guidelines for contributors can be downloaded here. For papers in Russian, please see the Russian version of this page.

The maximal length of a publication in one volume should not exceed 64 000 characters with spaces (not counting the bibliography and abstracts). Publications exceeding this limit will be split into two and more parts and published in several volumes. Shorter publications are welcome.

Priority is given to publications with a clear argument based upon interpretation of primary sources as well as to publications of new materials.

Contributions are accepted in Russian, Latin, English, German, French, and Italian. Papers are accompanied by a Russian and an English abstract and key words. Contributions should be sent as a file in MS Word and PDF format attached to an e-mail to hyperbicl (at) gmail.com.

The editorial board accepts or declines a contribution taking into account the opinion of anonymous referees. Authors are informed of the decision on acceptance or rejection of the submission usually within two months. Authors should send a copy of the fi nal version of their paper in Word and PDF format per e-mail after acceptance has been communicated by the editors. English summary and 3 to 5 key words should be attached to the final version.

Contributions and books for review should be sent to the address of the editorial board: Bibliotheca classica Petropolitana (Hyperboreus)
Address: Krasnogo Kursanta 6/9 (= Malyi pr. P.S. 9/6) 197198 St. Petersburg, Russia
Fax: (812) 235-4267
E-mail: hyperbicl (at) gmail.com

Applications for subscription and obtaining of back-volumes should be addressed to the distributor of Hyperboreus, Verlag C.H. Beck (Oscar Beck), Wilhelmstr. 9, D-80801, Munich, Germany, mailing address 400340, D-80703 Munich, Germany.

Proposals for exchanges of journals should be addressed to the editors.

Editorial board

Nina AlmazovaSofia JegorovaDenis KeyerAlexander Verlinsky

Editorial committee

Michael von Albrecht, Patricia E. Easterling, Alexander K. Gavrilov, Carlo Lucarini, Dmitry Panchenko