Michael Mignanelli is a lecturer in Classics in the Department of Classics, Humanities, and Italian Studies at UNH. He earned his B.A. in Classics from the University of New Hampshire and his M.A. in Classics from the University of Texas at Austin, where he is currently completing his Ph.D. Mignanelli has previously served as an adjunct Professor of Latin at Austin Community College, an instructor at the University of Texas at Austin, and a Resident Instructor at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies. His current dissertation project explores the intimate relationship between fifth-century Athenian law and daily life as reflected by the corpus of Aristophanes. Among his other research interests, Mignanelli is passionate about ancient performance culture and previously served as the director of UT Ancient Drama, a performance group dedicated to performing “problem plays,” defined loosely as those plays that have received little attention due to issues such as lacunae, questions about staging, and genre constraints.