James Orsquo;Harais the George L. Paddison Professor of Latin at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author ofDeath and the Optimistic Prophecy in Vergilrsquo;s Aeneid(Princeton 1990),True Names: Vegil and the Alexandrian Tradition of Etymological Wordplay(Ann Arbor 1996), andInconsistency in Roman Epic: Studies at Catullus, Lucretius, Vergil, Ovid and Lucan(Cambridge 2007).
Patricia A. Johnston is Professor of Classical Studies and Chair of the Program in Religious Studies at Brandeis University. Her many publications include Vergil's Agricultural Golden Age: A Study of the Georgics and Traditio: An Introduction to the Latin Language and Its Influence. She is former president of the Vergilian Society of America.