Animus, the undergraduate Classical journal of the University of Chicago, publishes outstanding original work in the Classics and related fields. We hope to provide fellow undergraduate Classicists with the opportunity to have their works reviewed by peers in their field, both to their benefit and to the wider improvement of Classical scholarship.

Our Latest Edition

The first edition of Animus, published in Spring 2021, is now available to read online. We’re excited to feature so many excellent works of undergraduate scholarship and creativity.

Submissions for Our Blog

Referencing our Submissions guide, enter your pieces for consideration in our blog, with articles to be published throughout the year.

Reach Out to the Editors

Have questions or comments about the journal or blog? Contact us via email at animus@uchicago.edu.

Latest From the Animus Blog


A poem by Jordan Tyler Houston.
College of Arts and Sciences, Wake Forest University.

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The Animus Behind Animus: How We Chose Our Name

The Animus Behind Animus: How We Chose Our Name By Don Harmon & Jonathan Kim We selected a journal name that exemplified both the wide scope of Classical Studies and our dedication to intellectual curiosity. Ultimately, the Latin word animus was chosen for several...

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