Philip Levine is Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his B.A., A.M. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Harvard. He taught in the Classics Departments at Harvard and the University of Texas at Austin, and for thirty years at UCLA, during which time he served as Dean of the Division of Humanities, College of Letters and Sciences. While at Harvard, Professor Levine taught Penelope Frances Parkman Biggs, benefactor with her husband John, of the Biggs Family Residency in the Classics, which he held in 1993. Professor Levine is a specialist in Roman love poetry as well as the survival of classical culture. He has written about authors as diverse as Catullus and St. Augustine, with publications including Lo Scriptorium Vercellese da S. Eusebio ad Attone (1958) and St. Augustine, City of God, Books 12-15 (1966). He served as the editor of the Latin Classical Section in Twayne’s World Author Series and as a member of the editorial board for Classical Antiquity. He was a consultant for the Division of Fellowship and Stipends of the National Endowment for the Humanities for more than 25 years. Professor Levine has been a member of the American Philological Association, the Mediaeval Academy of America, and the Renaissance Society of America; and he was Pacific Coast Chairman for Phi Beta Kappa. His many honors include a Sheldon Fellowship to Italy, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholarship, the Brombert Humanities award, and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Judaism (1986). He is a Cavaliere dell’ Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana. Professor Levine also served in the United States Army in World War II, 1943-46.