Justine McConnell is a Leverhulme Postdoctoral Research Associate at Oxford University’s Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, working on the ‘Performing Epic’ project. Her book, Black Odysseys: The Homeric Odyssey in the African Diaspora, since 1939 (OUP, 2013) developed out of her doctorate. Previously, she was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Classics at Northwestern University. She is co-editor of Ancient Slavery and Abolition: from Hobbes to Hollywood (OUP, 2011) with Edith Hall and Richard Alston, and of the forthcoming, Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas (OUP, 2014), with Kathryn Bosher, Fiona Macintosh, and Patrice Rankine.
Peter Meineck is Clinical Associate Professor of Classics and Ancient Studies at NYU and specializes in the performance, reception and history of ancient drama. He has also held appointments at Princeton University and the University of South Carolina and is also Special Lecturer at the University of Nottingham in the UK. He is originally from London and now resides in New York. He has studied in the departments of Greek and Latin at University College London and the University of Nottingham and worked extensively in London and New York Theatre. He is also the Artistic Director of Aquila Theatre which he founded in 1991 to present innovative productions of classical drama and has since produced and/or directed 47 shows, wrote, translated or adapted 18, and designed lighting for 33 in New York, London, Holland, Germany, Greece, Scotland, Canada, Bermuda, and the United States in venues as diverse as Carnegie Hall, the ancient Stadium at Delphi, Lincoln Center, and the White House.
Kathryn Milne is Assistant Professor of Ancient History at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC. She holds a PhD in Ancient History from the University of Pennsylvania (2009), with a dissertation entitled, “The Roman Soldier: Historiographical Representations and Human Realities.” After graduating from Penn, she spent a year at Cornell University as a Postdoctoral Associate in Military History. She considers herself an ancient, military, and intellectual historian. Her research interests lie in warfare in the ancient world, and particularly the Roman military of the middle and late Republican periods.
James Tatum is Aaron Lawrence Professor of Classics emeritus at Dartmouth and the author of The Mourner’s Song: War and Remembrance from the ‘Iliad’ to Vietnam (2003) and (with William Cook) African American Writers and Classical Tradition (2012), both from the University of Chicago Press.
Jonathan Shay is a clinical psychiatrist and physician whose work focuses on Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Shay was a staff psychiatrist from 1987 until recently at [End Page 85] the Department of Veteran Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Boston, Massachusetts. He has written Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming and Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character.
Wendy Whelan-Stewart is Assistant Professor of American Literature and Women’s Studies at McNeese State University. Her research focuses American women writers, particularly the appropriation and transformation of classical literature and culture in their work. [End Page 86]