Brendan Landell is a Ph.D. student in Classical Philology. Brendan received his B.A. from Thomas Aquinas College in 2003, and taught high-school for seven years before resuming his studies. He completed the Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania in 2011, and in 2016 received his M.A. in Classics from Washington University in St. Louis (in-between he took a break to care for his parents). Broadly speaking, Brendan’s interests include poetry (Greek and Roman) and rhetoric, especially what Cicero thinks about rhetoric and its relationship to philosophy. Brendan finds the relationship between speaker and audience (in any period, in any situation) fascinating, especially how language is employed to persuade and dissuade.