A native of Milan, Luca Grillo received an M.A. in Classical and Near

Eastern Studies from the University of Minnesota, and earned an M.A. and Ph.D in Classics at Princeton University. His

areas of academic interest are in the Greek language and Homer, Latin

Augustan poetry, Latin historians (especially Sallustius, Caesar, and

Tacitus), and coins of the late Roman republican period. He is also interested in the relationship between politics and religion,

its evolution from the Roman Republic to the Empire and to the advent of

Christianity.