Many thanks are due to Beaudoin Caron who has been of great help with assessing this book and commenting on the concept as well as some important details in the work. Furthermore, the reader should be aware that in this publication there are some divergences from the house-style of the MGR series, especially the use of Latinate forms for place names instead of the strict transliteration of the Greek original into the Latin alphabet, which is what the series promotes and normally requires. This became obvious at too late a stage in production of the book to correct so many cases of departure from the norms of the series. The decision was accordingly made to go ahead with publication despite these deviations of the house-style. It should be noted that this is an exceptional situation and does not constitute a precedent for any future volumes.
Prof. John M. Fossey FRSC, FSA