Arion (journal)

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Arion is a journal of humanities and the classics published at Boston University. The editor-in-chief is Herbert Golder, a professor of classics at BU.

Originally founded in the 1960s at the University of Texas, Arion was revived by Golder in 1990. It now appears three times per year, publishing essays, reviews, translations, and original fiction and verse.

A number of prominent poets, scholars, and intellectuals have appeared in Arion, including Camille Paglia, Tony Harrison, Anne Carson, Christopher Ricks, and Raymond Geuss.


Arion was founded in the 1960s at the University of Texas under the auspices of classicist and translator William Arrowsmith. Additional founding editors included D.S. Carne-Ross, J.P. Sullivan, and Frederic Will. It was revived by Arrowsmith in the 1970s at Boston University.

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