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Ruby Blondell is professor of classics at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is the author of The Play of Character in Plato’s Dialogues (Cambridge 2002) and Helping Friends and Harming Enemies: A Study in Sophocles and Greek Ethics (Cambridge 1989); co-author of Women on the Edge: Four Plays by Euripides (Routledge 1999); co-editor of Ancient Mediterranean Women in Modern Mass Media = Helios 32.2 (2005); and author of a number of articles on Greek tragedy, Plato, and the reception of Greek myth in contemporary popular culture. Her current project is a book on Helen of Troy.

H. Christian Blood received his B.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College; he is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz. This article is his first publication. His dissertation will address Menippean poetics in novels by Apuleius, Petronius, Ann Radcliffe, and Laurence Sterne.

Bryan E. Burns is assistant professor of classical studies at Wellesley College. He is the author of several articles that explore the gendered reception of archaeological material, including a contribution to the Blackwell Companion to Classical Reception (Oxford 2007). His interest in trade and society in Bronze Age Greece guides his current fieldwork in Eastern Boeotia and a forthcoming book from Cambridge University Press, Consumption, and Competition in Mycenaean Greece.

Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos is visiting assistant professor of Classics at Florida Atlantic University. His research interests include gender and sexuality in Roman elegy and the reception of classical antiquity in modern popular culture. He is the recipient of the 2008 Paul Rehak Prize for his article “Beyond Sex: The Poetics and Politics of Pederasty in Tibullus 1.4,” Phoenix 61 (2007): 55–82. Currently, he is working on a monograph on homoerotic desire in Republican and Augustan poetry. [End Page 253]

Mark Nugent is a doctoral candidate at the University of Washington, Seattle. His research interests include the Greek and Latin literature of the Imperial Period, especially the Second Sophistic; the history of sexuality; and classical reception.

Jody Valentine is a doctoral candidate in classics at the University of Southern California. She is currently working on her dissertation, which studies the relationship between the technological changes, particularly in pottery manufacture and style, and the poetry and philosophy of the archaic and early classical periods in the greater Greek world. [End Page 254]



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