Philip Thibodeau took his B.A. in Classics at Yale and his Ph.D. in Classics at Brown University. His primary area of research is Augustan poetry; he also retains strong interests in ancient science and technology and the history of ideas. He is co-editor with H. Haskell of the Festschrift volume Being There Together: Essays in Honor of Michael C. J. Putnam on the Occasion of his Seventieth-Birthday (Afton Press, 2003) and is the author of the monograph Playing the Farmer: Representations of Rural Life in Vergil’s Georgics (Berkeley 2011). His numerous journal articles include “The Addressee of Vergil’s Eighth Eclogue” CQ 56.2 (2006) 618-23, and “The Old Man and his Garden (Verg. Georg. 4,116-148),” MD 47 (2001) 175-95. He authored entries on Vergil, Cato the Elder, Varro, and 85 other agricultural writers for Encyclopedia of Ancient Natural Scientists, ed. P. Keyser and G. Irby-Massie (Routledge, 2008). His book reviews have appeared in The American Journal of Philology, Classical Journal, Classical Outlook, and The Harvard Review.