I wish to thank my fellow contributors for their professionalism and skill in helping to put this volume together—as well as for their shared interest in making the knowledge of the ancient world more accessible to the modern. Robert Tempio, classics editor at Princeton University Press, first suggested to me that I consider editing a prequel to Princeton's hallowed Makers of Modern Strategy editions, and he was largely responsible for the conception of the volume. Deborah Tegarden at Princeton did a marvelous job as editor, both in reviewing the manuscript and preparing the essays for publication. Tobiah Waldron compiled an excellent index. My assistant Jennifer Heyne helped with both the copy editing and final proof correction.
Finally, I wish to gratefully acknowledge Bill and Nancy Myers, and their children, Mary Myers Kauppila and George Myers, for their financial support in the preparation of this volume. In addition to their interest in the humanities at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, the Myers family members have also long demonstrated their appreciation of scholarship in the classics—especially its application to contemporary history.
Victor Davis Hanson
The Hoover Institution