Gorgias Press is an independent academic publisher of books and journals covering several areas related to religious studies, the world of ancient western Asia, classics, and Middle Eastern studies. Specific areas of our current specializations are studies in Ancient Near East, Arabic and Islam, Archaeology, Bible, Classics, Early Christianity, Judaism, Linguistics, Syriac, and Ugaritic.
Founded in 2001, Gorgias Press has championed the use of technology in the academic publication process from the beginning. With a staff that includes academically trained and active members who have previously published with other academic presses, we are aware of the rigors of academic expectations. Our publications are peer reviewed before acceptance to ensure consistently high standards. The use of electronic files in the publication process ensures that our titles will not go out of print.
Additionally, Gorgias Press produces reprints of rare and hard-to-locate resources. Aware that many vital resources were originally produced with limited print-runs and found their way to few research libraries, the Press works to bring such titles back into circulation, to be once again available to scholars. Whenever possible we contact our network of specialists for a new introduction for classic reprints. Our efforts to preserve valuable resources and bring them back to light have been highly praised by those who have once again found them. Our continually increasing backlist includes hundreds of reprint titles salvaged from obscurity.
Gorgias Press is the parent publisher of three additional imprints for new titles: Tigris, Euphrates, and Harp of the Gazelle.
The Tigris Imprint contains academic titles suitable for classroom use, but which are of a less technical nature than full-blown primary research. These books are accessible to the informed reader and are written by recognized experts in their fields.
The Euphrates Imprint is a venue for intelligent, popular books on a variety of topics. These titles are presented for less academic readerships, but remain intriguing studies in fascinating topics.
The Harp of the Gazelle Imprint introduces children to the wonderful world of antiquity, history and more.
Gorgias Press was founded by its president and co-owner, George Kiraz. Holding advanced degrees in computational linguistics and Syriac, Dr. Kiraz wished to establish a Press with publishing interests similar to his own research agenda. Soon the Press began to expand to include related areas and a wider publishing profile. As the company continues to grow, however, the essential identity of being a press run for scholars by scholars has never diminished.
Unlike many larger publishing houses, Gorgias Press prides itself on personal service. Our authors, customers, and business affiliates are not given a round-around trying to reach the appropriate department or individual. When you contact Gorgias Press, you will receive a timely response from the appropriate associate.
Gorgias Press: publishing for the sake of knowledge.