Scholarly writing can be a solitary activity at times, but it is not done in isolation. It is deeply imbedded in professional and social networks. My giving of thanks below might seem a bit excessive. I've known people who list every member of their department in their acknowledgments, which I don't do. I do think it important, though, to recognize institutions who have given me monetary support, journals that have published my work, ongoing enterprises like The Hall Center, and numerous interlocutors over the course of many years. I began to write that book in 96 or 97, unlike the Lorca book that basically will have taken three or four years from initial inception to published book.