Dr. Mascio took his PhD in Classics from New York University with a dissertation focused on the way Greek philosophical ideas are woven into the works of Roman poets, particularly Horace. His chief interests within Classics include late Republican and Augustan Latin poetry, Stoic and Epicurean philosophy, and Sophoclean drama. In addition, he has a deep interest in Comparative Literature, with a focus on the works of Milton and Joyce. He graduated with a BA in Classics from Johns Hopkins University with a Humanities Honors Thesis focused on Milton’s use of the antagonist Turnus in Vergil’s Aeneid in the formation of the character of Satan in Paradise Lost. At both the University and Secondary levels he has taught Latin, Greek, and a wide variety of Classical Studies courses in translation, ranging from literature to history to philosophy and even to film. At present he is at work on a book on how the wisdom of the Roman Stoics may be applied to mental health issues. He teaches Latin and English Literature courses at MLCA with an eye to someday offering a Greek elective.