Annette Giesecke, PhD, is Professor of Classics and Chair of Ancient Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Delaware. She has written on a variety of subjects ranging from Epicurean philosophy and the poetry of Homer and Virgil to ancient attitudes towards the natural environment. She is the author of The Mythology of Plants: Botanical Lore from Ancient Greece and Rome. She lives in Pennsylvania. Jim Tierney studied illustration at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He illustrated the bestselling 75th-Anniversary Edition of Mythology, by Edith Hamilton.