Thomas McEvilley is Distinguished Lecturer in Art History at Rice University, where he has been on the faculty since 1969. He has been a visiting professor at Yale University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, among others. He was a recipient of the Fullbright Grant in 1993, and has been awarded an NEA critic's grant and the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Distinction in Art Criticism by the College Art Association. The author holds a Ph.D. in classical philology. Besides Greek and Latin, he has studied Sanskrit and has taught numerous courses in Greek and Indian culture, history of religion and philosophy, and art. He has published countless scholarly monographs and articles in various journals on early Greek poetry, philosophy, and religion. He is also the author of Sculpture in the Age of Doubt (Allworth Press). He lives in New York City.