Victory and Her Opposites is a collage of archeology reports, imagined narrative, and poetic description centered around the excavation of Samothrace’s temple complex to the great gods. Little knowledge survives of the temple’s rites for the mystery cult of Demeter and Persephone, and after centuries of earthquakes and looting, little of the structures remain standing. The sections of the book all experiment with enacting that fragmentation and loss. The book is also an example of close collaboration between writing and image; the visual artists’ contributions are central to it. In this way, the book extends its exploration of how we interpret what we see, how we feel compelled to fill in what is missing, and how that filling in allows us to renew and reinterpret a burdensome and mysterious past.