Massimo De Sanctis Mangelli is a Ph.D. student in Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated with honors in Classical Literature (Lettere Classiche) at the University Sapienza in Rome. In the past, he worked with tragic fragments, and published an interpretation of a fragment from Aeschylus’ Edonians. Recently, he has been dealing with the application of political theory to Greek tragedy in the analysis of the tragic tyrant. Massimo’s other interests include sexuality and gender in 5th century Athens, power and power dynamics in Herodotus and the memory of the Roman Republic in the Early Roman Empire.