Rian Sirkus received his MA in Classics from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2014, when he was awarded the American Philological Association's Outstanding Graudate Student Award. He previously received his Post-Baccalaureate in Classics from Georgetown University in 2012 and his BA in History from Cornell University in 2010.
In 2017 he will attend the American School of Classical Studies at Athens's Summer Session on an E. Adelaide Hahn Scholarship from the Classical Assocation of the Atlantic States. In the summer of 2016 he attended the American Academy in Rome's Classical Summer School on a scholarship from Goldman Sachs. He presented his research paper "The Homeric Thucydides" at the Classical Association of the Middle West and South's 112th Annual Meeting in March of 2016. He was recently published in Classical World as one of several authors on an ovatio celebrating Classics Professor Andrew M. Miller from the Univeristy of Pittsburgh.
His research interests focus on Greek and Roman Historiography, Greek Lyric, Silver Latin Epic, and Indo-European Morphology.