Only with the help of several people has it been possible to produce this book. I am grateful to my wife, Sherry, my family, and my associates, who encouraged my progress. I am also grateful to the Research Council of Kent State University, which provided a grant to type the manuscript. I am equally grateful to Barbara Burner for her patience and skill in typing a difficult manuscript, to Janet Lucks for retyping portions of it, to Tom Hrach for all the leg-work he did, and to Professors James R. Carpenter and Radd K. Ehrman of Kent State's Department of Classical Studies for their work in translating the Latin quote from the Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi. I am indebted to Greg Shreve for his continued counsel on text grammars, which gave me insights into the literature that I might not otherwise have had, and to Marshall Tymn for conceiving and implementing the series that makes this book possible. But I am especially indebted to my contributors, not only for the excellent articles they produced but for their patience and understanding of some unforeseen circumstances that delayed the completion of this book an unreasonably long time.