Brian Hill is a Ph.D. candidate in Classics at Rutgers University. He earned his B.A. cum laude in Classics at Harvard University in 2011 and his M.Phil. in Classics at Trinity College Dublin in 2013. He has presented his work at CAAS, CAMWS, and SCS annual meetings, as well as the Celtic Conference in Classics in Dublin, Ireland. This summer he will be presenting a paper at the Symposium Cumanum at the Villa Vergiliana near Naples, Italy. Brian’s primary research interests center on Latin literature, especially late Republican and Augustan poetry. More broadly, Brian is interested in didactic poetry, the Sophists and Greek philosophy, ancient athletics, and the dynamics of power in Greece and Rome. He wrote a Master’s thesis on failed persuasion and brute force in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Currently, he is completing a dissertation analyzing the subtle changes in various recurrent images within Lucretius’ De rerum natura. At Rutgers he has taught five terms of Latin courses at introductory and intermediate levels, as well as Roman Civilization. Outside the classroom, ever mindful of Hesiod Op. 289-90, τῆς δ᾽ ἀρετῆς ἱδρῶτα θεοὶ προπάροιθεν ἔθηκαν | ἀθάνατοι, Brian remains an avid runner and crossword enthusiast in his spare time.