Dr Anthony Hirst lectured in Byzantine and Modern Greek at Queen’s University Belfast, before retiring in 2009. His God and the Poetic Ego is a study of the use and abuse of biblical and liturgical texts in the work of three modern Greek poets. His other publications include translations of Modern Greek poetry and prose, as well as many articles, especially on the Alexandrian Greek poet C. P. Cavafy. He has directed and organised the Byzantine Greek Summer School since 2006, in Belfast and then Birmingham; and from 2010 to 2013 he was Manager and Academic Director of the Durrell School of Corfu.Patrick Sammon, an independent scholar from Dublin, started Greek in Joyce’s alma mater (Belvedere College, SJ), and was a Foundation Scholar in Classics in Wilde’s (Trinity College). His 35 years in the Irish diplomatic service included postings in Bonn, Paris, Athens (twice), Vienna, New York and Tokyo. He has taught at the Byzantine Greek Summer School since 2010. His Greenspeak: Ireland in her own Words (2002) is a dictionary of Irish English.