Elizabeth Vandiver earned her MA and PhD at the University of Texas (Austin). Her areas of concentration are ancient historiography (Herodotus, Livy), elegy (particularly Catullus), and ancient drama and stagecraft. She taught at Northwestern University and the University of Maryland, where she is presently the Director of the Honors Humanities Program. Her publications include Heroes in Herodotus: The Interaction of Myth and History, Studien zur klassischen Philologie, 56, series editor Michael von Albrecht (Frankfurt, 1991); 'Hot Springs, Cool Rivers, and Hidden Fires: Heracles in Catullus 68.51–66,' in Classical Philology 95 (2000); 'Millions of the Mouthless Dead: Charles Hamilton Sorley and Wilfred Owen in Homer's Hades', in the International Journal of the Classical Tradition 5.3 (1999); and 'The Founding Mothers of Livy's Rome: The Sabine Women and Lucretia,' in Richard F. Moorton, Jr, and Frances B. Titchener (eds), The Eye Expanded: Life and the Arts in Greco-Roman Antiquity (Berkeley, Los Angeles, London, 1999).
Ralph Keen was born in Philadelphia and received a BA in Greek from Columbia in 1979. He coupled graduate studies in Classics at Yale with several years as assistant research editor of the Complete Works of St Thomas More, published by Yale University Press. He earned his PhD in the History of Christianity at University of Chicago. He taught at Alaska Pacific University (Anchorage), and at the University of Iowa, where he is now Associate Professor of Religion. His publications include critical editions of two Latin works by Cochlaeus, Responsio ad Johannem Bugenhagium Pomeranum (Nieuwkoop, 1988) and Philippicae I-VII, 2 vols (Nieuwkoop, 1995–6), and Divine and Human Authority in Reformation Thought (Nieuwkoop, 1997), a study of the political philosophies of Lutheran, Catholic, and Anabaptist theologians. He lives in Iowa City with his wife and daughter.
Thomas D. Frazel was educated at the University of Chicago and the University of California (Los Angeles). He is currently Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics at Tulane University. His scholarly interests focus primarily on Latin literature of the classical period, ancient rhetoric (in particular Cicero), and Roman intellectual history.