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First Open-Access Digital Book from New Series

eScholarship is delighted to announce the California Classical Studies (CCS) monographic series, a Mellon-funded, open access monograph publishing program focused on peer-reviewed, long-form scholarship in the field of Classics.  CCS has just released its first book – The Traffic in Praise: Pindar and the Poetics of Social Economy – which is freely available in eScholarship and for sale as a print-on-demand title.  Read more below:

From  Donald Mastronarde, Melpomene Professor of Classics at University of California, Berkeley and Editorial Board Chair, California Classical Studies

California Classical Studies is pleased to announce the publication of a digital edition of Leslie Kurke, The Traffic in Praise: Pindar and the Poetics of Social Economy, a reprint with corrections of the edition of 1990. The book is available as a Print on Demand paperback ($29.95) and may be read in page view at the open-access eScholarship repository operated by the California Digital Library of the University of California. In addition, thanks to the support of a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and of endowed funds at the University of California, the short embargo period has been waived to celebrate the first title published in the series, and so the full PDF is also downloadable immediately at the repository. It is expected that the title will also be sold in ePub format in the near future.

The editors of California Classical Studies are eager to receive submissions of long-form scholarship for peer-review, including hybrid works that include an extended textual element suitable for printing along with associated files to be offered in digital form only. The series aims to disseminate basic research (editing and analysis of primary materials both textual and physical), data-heavy research, and highly specialized research. For more about the profile of the series and the process of submission, please visit

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