Author’s Preface

The on-line publication date for this book is 2008, since it was “born digital” in that year on the website of the Center for Hellenic Studies. The print publication date is 2009.

In this on-line version, the page-numbers of the printed version are indicated within braces (“{” and “}”). For example, “{69|70}” indicates where p. 69 of the printed version ends and p. 70 begins. These indications will be useful to readers who need to look up references made elsewhere to the printed version of this book.

There are many people I want to thank for helping me – so many that I am unable to list them all here. The footnotes, at least, include detailed acknowledgments of some of them. Special thanks go to Valerie Woelfel for her line drawings. In general, I thank my colleagues and friends for all their support. Four names stand out: Christopher Dadian, Soo-Young Kim, Leonard Muellner, and Jill Curry Robbins. My debt to these four is beyond measure.