The editor would like to thank the original Pornography and Representation in Greece and Rome collective--Madeleine Henry, Sandra Joshel, Molly Myerowitz, Terri Marsh, and Robert Sutton--for all their work and for many stimulating discussions; and all the contributors for their cooperation and joie de vivre. It was a great pleasure and excitement to read the drafts as they took shape, to talk over changes and ideas, and to see feminist theory applied to such a range of areas in Classics, often for the first time.
Thanks to the Berkshire Conference for hosting the fast panel, on rape and Roman history; and to the Women's Classical Caucus of the American Philological Association for inviting the second one, on the pornographic in antiquity. One person must be thanked above all. To Marilyn Skinner I owe the idea of making this book, and in a way the book is a by-product of our ten years of epistolary debate, discussion, exegesis, and inspiration. Her example of commitment to excellence in both classical learning and feminist thought made this book thinkable, and I am deeply grateful.
Many thanks to Marleeta Wood of Lehigh University for her control of the project's communications, and to Ellen Bauer of the University of Southern California for coping with the bibliography.
To those friends, colleagues, and relatives who so generously gave of their time to help with the final editing, three cheers: Karen Banfield, Shelby Brown, Jane Cody, Carolyn Dewald, Alvin Lim, Martha Malamud, Samuel Richlin, Sylvia Richlin, Terry Seymour, W. Gregory Thalmann.
Special thanks to Peter Bingham, always good company. Finally, I thank Rachel Toor, Herbert Addison, and the Oxford University Press for their enthusiastic support, which helped so much toward the timely completion of the book; and the National Endowment for the Humanities for some borrowed time.