Marco received his B.A. in Classics and History from the University of Texas at Austin (2019) and his M.A. in Classical Languages from the University of Kansas (2021). Marco’s M.A. thesis, “First Impressions of the Persian Other in Aeschylus and Herodotus,” investigated the portrayals of the Persians in the Persae and Book 1 of the Histories. Through this research, Marco has become deeply interested in the representations of race, ethnicity, and otherness in the ancient Mediterranean. His other research interests include Greek historiography, in particular Herodotus and Xenophon, ancient drama, and Achaemenid Persia.