Classical Continuum (ISSN: 2770-7776) is designed for short and longer publication of research in the broad category of “classical” civilizations – in other words, not just Ancient Greece and Rome, but Classical Sanskrit, Classical Arabic, Classical Persian, Classical Chinese, Classical K’iche’, and so on. The contributors to Classical Continuum are professors and students working at Harvard University in a variety of departments (such as Comparative Literature, Classics, Celtic Languages and Literatures, Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Religion, Anthropology), but our team also includes participants from other institutions. CC is published under the aegis of the Department of Comparative Literature, Harvard University, and its technical infrastructure is a project of the New Alexandria Foundation (https://newalexandria.foundation).