Peter Funke and Nino Luraghi
Most of the contributions collected in this book were first submitted as papers at the conference “Ethnizität als Argument. Der Untergang des Peloponnesischen Bundes,” held at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität of Münster (Germany) on November 14th–16th, 2003. The editors wish to acknowledge the generous financial support of the Gerda-Henkel-Stiftung, which made the conference possible. In Münster, Dr. Matthias Haake and Ms. Annedore Wessels contributed in a most selfless way to the smooth progress of the event: to them goes the heartfelt gratitude of the editors. Turning a number of papers written in various languages into the chapters of this book would not have been possible without the help of Clare M. Gillis and Richard Short (both Harvard), who worked on translating and fine-tuning texts in foreign languages or written in English by non-native speakers, and Maša Ćulumović and John Tully (both Harvard), who did editorial work on footnotes and bibliographies. Rose McLean (Princeton) did invaluable work on the index. They all deserve the warmest thanks from the editors. The Loeb Fund of the Department of the Classics of Harvard University provided welcome financial support for most of such work. In its final stages, the Magee Fund of the Department of Classics of Princeton University added its crucial contribution. In the end, the anonymous referee for Harvard University Press contributed a most careful and perceptive reading and much food for thought to the contributors. The editors wish to acknowledge his especially selfless contribution.