The editors wish to thank the members of the press, especially Scott F. Johnson and Jill Curry Robbins for enthusiasm, perceptiveness, and diligence. We are also most grateful to the contributors of this volume for providing intellectual energy, attentive insights, and new ideas both in the original presentation of the papers as well as in the print versions contained herein, as well as patience and good will throughout the editorial process. Their ongoing work evinces the powerful role that Eusebius must continue to play in the study of the ideas and literature of late antiquity. Of the volume editors, Johnson would like to express a special note of gratitude to Schott for much sound advice, firm judgment, and hours of investment in the editorial labors behind this volume. Schott, for his part, thanks Johnson for his leadership in organizing the conference sessions out of which this volume developed and in pursuing the publication of this volume, as well as for many years of convivial conversations and productive debates about Eusebius and his worlds.
Additional note: The editors decided to allow some flexibility among the different papers contained in this volume in rendering the titles of Eusebius’ works (especially the Praeparatio Evangelica and the Eclogae Propheticae) according to the preference of the individual contributor, while maintaining uniformity in the abbreviations for these works. In addition, we opted to maintain the traditional BC/AD designations (rather than BCE/CE), though some contributors may have preferred otherwise; we did so in order to maintain uniformity, but also out of a recognition of the powerful conceptual (and political) framework that lies behind the chronological numeration, which BCE/CE otherwise occludes.