This book stems from the Martin Classical Lectures that I presented in the spring of 2003 at Oberlin College (details in 0§02). I will be forever grateful to the intellectual community at the college for all their support and encouragement. Special thanks go to three colleagues there: Kirk Ormand, Tom Van Nortwick, and Nate Greenberg.
I also thank the following people for all their help: Daniel Cline, Kyle Courtney, Claudia Filos, Christos Giannopoulos, Sarah Lannom (especially for creating a most helpful index), Ivy Livingston, Zoie Lafis (especially for her cover illustration), Stefanos Loukas (editor of Rizospastis), Leonard Muellner, Ioanna Papadopoulou, Jill Robbins, Noel Spencer, David Stern, Keith Stone, Jacqueline Vayntrub.
For Adelia, who wears real glass slippers...