Robert M. Durling is Professor Emeritus of Italian
and English Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
His translation of Petrarch's Lyric Poetry (1976) has been widely
Ronald L. Martinez is Associate Professor of Italian at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He is the author of articles on Dante, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, and Ariosto.
Robert Turner has been a professional illustrator since 1979; he is employed as a graphic artist in archaeology at the Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe.