Thomas Banchich is Professor and chair of the Classics Department at Canisius College. He has taught and lectured extensively on the history of Greek and Roman cultures and written more than fifty articles, reviews, and book chapters on the value of ancient languages, art, literature, and philosophy. His publications include The Lost History of Peter the Patrician and The History of Zonaras: From Alexander Severus to the Death of Theodosius the Great. An award-winning professor, Banchich has published his work in A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography and the Bryn Mawr Greek Commentaries series. He is also a cofounder of De Imperatoribus Romanis, an online encyclopedia of Roman rul-ers and their families.
Andrew Higl is Associate Professor at Winona State University where he also serves as the director of School of Graduate Studies in English. He specializes in medieval English literature, and his publications explore the textual history of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. He is the author of Playing the Canterbury Tales: The Continuations and Additions and has written for numer-ous articles and book chapters that include the Journal of the Early Book Society; Essays in Medieval Studies; and Inhabited by Stories: Critical Essays on Tales Retold.
Stephen E. Kidd is Professor in the Classics Department at Brown University. His research investigates the comedic elements within Greek literature. He is the author of Nonsense and Meaning in Ancient Greek Comedy, and his forthcoming book, Paidia: The Concept of Play in Ancient Greek Thought, will examine the relationship between play and aesthetics among Greek classics. Kidd is arecipient of several teaching awards, and his writings on Greek philosophy have appeared in such publications as Classical Philologus, Philological, Transactions of the American Philological Association, and Greek & Roman Games in the Computer Age.
Dion Sommer is Professor in the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus University in Denmark. His areas of interest include child development, child psychology, and the social constructions affecting the behaviors of children and families in late modernity. He has authored or coauthored Learning, Formation, and Development Qualifications for the Future of Day Care and School and Childhood Psychology: Young Children in Changing Times. His forty-some coauthored articles and book chapters have appeared in European Journal of Developmental Psychology; Intercultural Learning and Teaching in Early Years; the Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology and many other publications. Maria Sommer is doctoral student at the Institute for Archeology and Ancient Culture at Stockholm University in Sweden. Her work examines the role of play and toys in ancient Greek culture. She and Dion Sommers are the coauthors of Care, Socialization, and Play in Ancient Attica: A Developmental Childhood Archeological Approach.