About Miriam Dexter
Miriam Robbins Dexter holds a PhD in ancient Indo-European languages and linguistics and a BA in classics, both from UCLA. Her doctoral dissertation, Indo-European Female Figures, along with comparative mythology courses she has taught and is still teaching at UCLA, evolved into her book, Whence the Goddesses: A Source Book. She is the author of over twenty scholarly articles and nine encyclopedia articles on ancient female figures, and she has edited and coedited sixteen scholarly volumes; she edited and supplemented Marija Gimbutas’ The Living Goddesses (University of California Press, 1999). She has also taught courses in Latin, Greek, and Sanskrit language and literature.
About Victor H. Mair
Victor H. Mair is professor of Chinese language and literature at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a PhD from Harvard University and an MPhil from the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London. Professor Mair is the general editor of the Cambria World Sinophone Series, as well as the editor of Sino-Platonic Papers and of the ABC Chinese Dictionary Series at the University of Hawaii Press. He is the coauthor of The Tarim Mummies: Ancient China and the Mystery of the Earliest Peoples from the West (2000), the author of The Art of War: Sun Zi's Military Methods (2007), and the editor of The Columbia History of Chinese Literature (2001).