Thomas Cirillo


Contact Information
E-mail: cirillo@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 821-2375
Office: THH 276

Curriculum Vitae

Biographical Sketch

Thomas Cirillo is a lecturer in the Classics Department. He received his PhD in Classics from the University of Southern California in 2012. His research interests include ancient science, Hellenistic history, and Athenian literature and culture; he is currently completing a manuscript that studies the intersection of biology and politics in Aristotle's writings. Thomas is teaching Ancient Drama (CLAS 337),  an advanced Greek course on Euripides' Medea (GR 345), and a Latin Prose survey course (LAT 450) in the Fall of 2014. Outside of the classroom, Thomas serves an advisor to USC's club sports marathon team.


  • B.A. Classics, Kenyon College, 5/2006
  • M.A. Classics, University of Southern California, 5/2009
  • Ph.D. Classics, University of Southern California, 5/2012

  • Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

    • Lecturer, University of Southern California, 2012-2013   


    Journal Article
    • Cirillo, T. (2009). Transferable Disgust in Demosthenes 54: Against Conon. Syllecta Classica. Vol. 20, pp. 1-30.

    Honors and Awards

    • American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship Recipient, Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2011-2012   

  • Department of Classics
  • University of Southern California
  • THH 256
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0352