Emmanuel Aprilakis earned his B.A. summa cum laude in Classical Studies in 2015 from the Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Hunter College. His honors thesis, entitled "Human Suffering and the Question of the Gods' Justice on Lemnos and in Uz," examined theodicy and how it was treated variously in Greek and Judeo-Christian literature, especially in the stories of Philoctetes and Job. Emmanuel is mainly interested in Greek literature and religion with a focus on Attic drama (especially tragedy). His broader research interests include ancient epic, comparative mythology, ancient athletics, vase painting, sculpture, and museum ethics. Emmanuel presented at LatinFest in the Spring of 2016 and spent the summer at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens with the generous support of the Ethel S. Cook Travel Scholarship and the ASCSA's Bert Hodge Hill Scholarship.