Forthcoming Series: Brill's Plato Studies Series

Editor: Gabriele Cornelli (Brasilia, Brazil)


Gabor Betegh (Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Beatriz Bossi (Madrid, Spain)

Luc Brisson (Paris, France)

Michael Erler (Würzburg, Germany)

Franco Ferrari (Salerno, Italy)

Franco Trabattoni (Milano, Italy)

Maria do Céu Fialho (Coimbra, Portugal)

Mary-Louise Gill (Providence, USA)

Fiona Leigh (London, United Kingdom)

Noburu Notomi (Tokyo, Japan)

Olivier Renaut (Paris, France)

Voula Tsouna (Santa Barbara, USA)



Plato determined the definition of philosophy in its beginnings as well as its aesthetical, political and ethical narrative throughout the centuries, stimulating a prodigious number of scholarships which shaped and reshaped the history of philosophy and consequently, the history of western culture itself.

Brill’s Plato Studies Series aims to gather together the most recent and relevant contributions in order to identify debates, trends and to provide a holistic understanding of the wide range of issues related to Plato’s philosophy. The significance of Plato’s literary style to his theoretical project is perhaps one of the most central problems in the study of Plato and Ancient Philosophy as a whole. Even after two thousand years, there is still no consensus on why Plato expresses his ideas in such a unique style. Scholarship has been heavily focused on Plato as a thinker and thus the dimension of Plato as a writer has not received enough attention. Assuming that it is not possible to read the Dialogues without a set of methodological presuppositions, the Brill’s Plato Studies Series aims to create a discussion on the criteria that determines the interpretation of Plato.

In addition, the Series will warmly welcome contributions focusing on internal and recurrent issues like the relation between myth and philosophy, language, epistemology and ontology in Plato’s work. Special attention will also be given to new interpretative challenges and recent hermeneutical trends, which emerge from the globalization of current Platonic studies. These new approaches to Plato are likely to change the future frame of Platonic scholarship, providing instruments and renewed impulses for the generations of philosophers to come.

The strength of the Platonic philosophy and the renewed interest in it relies on its capacity to stimulate debates on the most fundamental and sensitive questions. Plato’s dialogues had a broad intellectual influence during the past two millennia, way beyond the strict philosophical realm, on many fields of knowledge: psychology, literature, political science, anthropology, cosmology, etc. The series aims to embrace interdisciplinary studies on Plato’s philosophy and the leading concepts of western culture.


All proposals are evaluated by the Series Editors with the assistance of the Editorial Board. If the proposed monograph or edited volume is deemed to make an original contribution to the study of Plato, the author or editor will be invited to submit a complete manuscript, which will need to undergo a double-blinded peer review.

The Series Editors and the members of the Editorial Board are excluded from participating in the review process for any monograph or edited volume that contains any work authored by them.

Manuscripts may be submitted directly to the editor: Prof. Gabriele Cornelli (Brasilia, Brazil),

Norms for submitting a manuscript for Brill’s Plato Studies Series:

1. Brief Description of the monograph to be submitted

Please offer a description of your monograph or edited volume, including content, rationale, approach, and distinctive features. Please include a 300 word abstract as well.

2. Author/ Editor Background

Please include an updated CV of the author(s) or editor(s) of the monograph or collection you intend to submit.

3. Table of Contents & Chapter Synopsis

Provide a provisional table of contents of the book, including an abstract for each chapter.

4. Status of the Work & Completion Date

Is the manuscript ready for review? When do you expect to have it ready? What percentage of the book is now complete? What is its estimated size? Have any of its parts been published before? Has it been submitted to a different publishing house?

5. Competition

Explain how your book will be similar to and different from other existing monographs or collections that deal with the same topic, pointing out their strengths and weaknesses.

6. Market

What is the main market for your book? What kind of readership is it aimed at?