Dr. Mascio took a 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. His principle interests within Classics include late Republican and August Latin poetry, Stoic and Epicurean philosophy, and Sophoclean drama. In addition he has a deep interest in Comparative Literature, with a particular 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. He has recently been at work investigating the way old warrior codes are absorbed within democratic ideologies within the plays of Sophocles. His most current work is on philosophical athleticism in Epictetus. His article on Aristippus, Ulysses and Horace Epistles I is forthcoming in the Winter 2018 edition of Classical World. At Seton Hall he teaches Latin, Greek, and a wide variety of Classical Studies courses in translation, ranging from literature to history to film. He has been teaching in the Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department and the University Honors Program since the Fall semester of 2012.
- Ph.D. New York University, 2013
- B.A. Johns Hopkins University 1999
- Faculty Teacher of the Year for the College of Arts and Sciences, 2017