Erickson Bridges is a first-year PhD candidate in the Department of Classical Studies. His primary academic interests lie in the religious practices and poetry of classical Rome and Greece, particularly the epics of Lucretius, Vergil, and Homer. He has also dabbled in the study of Roman board games, the Roman perception of foreign religions, and the ritual practices of Greek and Roman oracular sanctuaries. He received a B.A. in Ancient Greek and Latin from Boston University in 2016.