Since its establishment in 1988, LEXIS has declared its fields of interest in the subtitle on the front page: Poetics, rhetoric and communication in the classical tradition. Initially, particular attention was paid to textual criticism, regarded as a branch of the hermeneutics of ancient and modern tradition. Subsequently, the journal has gradually opened up to contributions investigating literary, historical and philosophical topics related to classical antiquity.
LEXIS is indexed in the Scopus-Elsevier international database. It is also a class-A journal in the ANVUR (the Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of the University System and Research) list of excellence.
LEXIS has been published until 2019 by Adolf M. Hakkert (Amsterdam): https://www.tte.nl/hakkert/
LEXIS is currently published by Edizioni Ca’ Foscari (Venice): https://edizionicafoscari.unive.it/it/edizioni4/
LEXIS is co-funded by the ‘Department of Humanities’ and the ‘Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage’ of the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.
Over the years, several series of supplement monographs and miscellaneous volumes have been published, among which the major are:
- Supplementi di Lexis, established in 1992, under the direction of Vittorio Citti, Paolo Mastandrea and Enrico Medda: they mainly include original studies devoted to classical literature and the classical heritage in the medieval and modern literary civilization, as well as collections of writings by philologists of recognized international value.
- Lexis Ancient Philosophy, established in 2008, directed by Stefano Maso and Carlos Lévy: the series collects essays on the hermeneutics and history of ancient philosophy. Nodal points of theoretical reflection are analyzed through a constant attention to the texts: from anti-Aristotelianism to the most recent research trends on the Epicurean testimonies from Herculaneum, from the Plato Physicus to Alexander of Aphrodisias’ commentary on Aristotle’s De caelo.
Editors: Vittorio Citti (Bologna), Stefano Maso (Venezia), Paolo Mastandrea (Venezia), Enrico Medda (Pisa).
Editorial committee: Stefano Amendola (Salerno), Federico Boschetti (Pisa CNR, Venezia Ve-DHP), Antonella Candio (independent), Laura Carrara (Pisa), Carlo Franco (independent), Alessandro Franzoi (independent), Massimo Manca (Torino), Roberto Medda (Cagliari), Luca Mondin (Venezia), Stefano Novelli (Cagliari), Giovanna Pace (Salerno), Antonio Pistellato (Venezia), Giovanni Ravenna (independent), Giancarlo Scarpa (independent), Paolo Scattolin (Verona), Matteo Taufer (independent), Olga Tribulato (Venezia), Martina Venuti (Venezia)
Scientific board: Elisabetta Cattanei (Genova), Alberto Cavarzere (Verona), Lowell Edmunds (Rutgers), Paulo Farmhouse Alberto (Lisboa), Paolo Fedeli (Bari), Franco Ferrari (Salerno), Patrick Finglass (Bristol), Silvia Gastaldi (Pavia), Paolo Gatti (Trento), Maurizio Giangiulio (Trento), Massimo Gioseffi (Milano), Benjamin Goldlust (Besançon), Stephen Harrison (Oxford), Pierre Judet De La Combe (Paris, EHESS), Carlos Lévy (Paris), Liana Lomiento (Urbino), Giuseppina Magnaldi (Torino), Marko Marincic (Lubiana), Giuseppe Mastromarco (Bari), Silvia Mattiacci (Siena), Christine Mauduit (Paris), Giancarlo Mazzoli (Pavia), Gian Franco Nieddu (Cagliari), Gretchen Reydams Schils (Notre Dame, Indiana), Andrea Rodighiero (Verona), Lucia Rodriguez-Noriega Guillén (Oviedo), Wolfgang Rösler (Berlin), Maria Michela Sassi (Pisa), Andrea Taddei (Pisa), Xavier Velaza (Barcellona), Paola Volpe Cacciatore (Salerno), Bernhard Zimmermann (Freiburg).