The Cahiers “Mondes Anciens” journal is devoted to studies of the ancient world in the largest possible sense: history, literary history, the history of religions, iconography, archaeology, philology, cultural and intellectual history, historiography, and anthropology. Centred on Greek and Roman antiquity, it is also concerned with all historical areas of Mediterranean antiquity from an anthropological and comparative perspective. Launched in 2009, the journal publishes research related to the activity and interests of the Centre for the Anthropology and History of the Ancient World (ANHIMA) UMR 8210, created by the merging of the “Centre Louis Gernet” - comparative research into ancient societies, the “Centre Gustave Glotz” - Hellenistic and Roman worlds, and the Phéacie team - cultural practices in Greek and Roman societies. Cahiers “Mondes Anciens” is an open access e-journal. Its first issue, Écritures rituelles, focussing on ritual writings, is already available.