William Vernon Harris, William R. Shepherd Professor of History, specializes in the history of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. He received his B.A., M.A. and D.Phil. degrees from Oxford University. His books include Dreams and Experience in Classical Antiquity (2009), Restraining Rage: the Ideology of Anger Control in Classical Antiquity (2002), Ancient Literacy (1989), and War and Imperialism in Republican Rome (corrected edition, 1985). His edited books include Rethinking the Mediterranean (2005) and The Monetary Systems of the Greeks and Romans (2008). He has written a number of articles about the economic history of the Roman Empire, and is seeing through the press a collection of them that is provisionally entitled Rome's Imperial Economy. W.V. Harris is the Director of Columbia's Center for the Ancient Mediterranean. Read Harris's articles "The Mediterranean and Ancient History", published in "Rethinking the Mediterranean" (Oxford University Press, 2005), "Quando E Come L'Italia Divenne Per La Prima Volta Italia? Un Saggio Sulla Politica Dell'Identità", and "The Late Republic", from the Cambridge Economic History of the Greco-Roman World.