Xanthus said this; then the Furies stopped his voice.


Inspired by the defiant prophecy of a hero’s immortal horse, Xanthos is a double-blind, peer-reviewed academic journal publishing quality writing in the fields of comparative literature, philosophy and literature, literary theory and critique, classical reception, linguistics, and translation.

Committed to provocative critical inquiry which transgresses boundaries and says what often remains unsaid, our interdisciplinary journal emphasizes literature’s dynamic affinity with philosophy, history, classics, political theory, and current affairs.

Spanning 13 languages, Xanthos empowers dialogue across cultures, actively seeking out literature which has never before appeared in the English-speaking world.

Based in the University of Exeter, Xanthos is published annually in print and online.  The journal is generously supported by the University of Exeter’s Doctoral College Researcher-Led Initiative Award and the College of Humanities’ PGR Activities Award.