“Philia. International Journal of Ancient Mediterranean Studies” is a new journal with which the previous editors of the journal hitherto published under the name "GEPHYRA - Journal for the Ancient History and Cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean" continue their editorial work. Philia is new and innovative in its wider outlook, covering both the entire Mediterranean and a more extensive range of specialist subjects including epigraphy, papyrology, numismatics, historical geography, archaeology, prosopography, social, economic, military or religious history. Peer-reviewed, the journal is intended to be an international publication platform for new insights into the most varied aspects of ancient Mediterranean cultures. Articles are accepted in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish. All articles include a Turkish summary.