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Jeremy McInerney is Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches Greek history. He has done research on ethnicity and landscape, and his current research is focused on the function of hybridity in Greek culture. He has also recently published studies of the temple of Hephaistos at Athens. He is the author of The Folds of Parnassos (1999), a book on state formation in Archaic Greece and The Cattle of the Sun (2010), a book dealing with the importance of cattle-raising, meat and sacrifice in the culture of ancient Greece. He is editor of Blackwell’s Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean (2014) and co-editor (with Ineke Sluiter) of Landscapes of Value: Natural Environment and Cultural Imagination in Classical Antiquity (2016). In 2018 Thames and Hudson published his new history of ancient Greece, entitled Greece in the Ancient World. He serves on the Managing Committee of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.