Andrew Lear is a Classicist, translator, and poet. He has an AB in English from Harvard, an MA in Creative Writing from CUNY, an MA in Classics from U. Va., and a Ph.D. in Classics from UCLA. He has held a number of research fellowships (including a Bourse Chateaubriand and a Mellon Fellowship at the Columbia Society of Fellows) and taught at several universities and colleges, including Harvard, Columbia, and Pomona College. He is currently teaching at the NYU Department of Classics. His poetry and translations have appeared in many journals, such as Exquisite Corpse, Button, Literary Imagination, and Persephone (which he helped to found). As a Classicist, he works on issues of gender and identity in ancient Greek poetry and art. He has published scholarly articles on such topics as the poetry of Anacreon, the god Eros, and sexuality in Virgil. Images of Ancient Greek Pederasty: Boys Were Their Gods is his first book. His second book project, called A History of Greek Pederasty, from the Age of Homer to the Athens of Plato, is under revision in the light of enthusiastic reader reports at Cambridge University Press.