Michael P. Speidel
Greece and Rome; Roman Military History; Epigraphy
Office: Sakamaki B201
Phone: (808) 956-8631
PhD Freiburg, 1962
Since my PhD at Freiburg/Germany in 1962 about the Roman Emperors’ Bodyguard, archaic warriors caught my interest. After epigraphy of the Roman imperial army, I now do archaeology of Eurasian warriors, their dances, fighting skills, and beliefs as found in myths and bronze castings, from Germanic Europe to the Dawn of Japan.
I teach courses on Greek and Roman History; The Ancient Near East; The Spanish and Portuguese Sea-Borne Empires; World Cultures.
Among my books are:
Dawn of Japan. Emperor, Gods, and Warriors on Jimmu’s Mirror, with Tomoko Fukushima (Wiesbaden, 2010)
Ancient Germanic Warriors (London, New York, 2004).
Riding for Caesar: The Roman Emperors' Horse Guard (Cambridge, Mass., 1994).
Die Denkmäler der Kaiserreiter (Cologne, 1994).
Roman Army Studies I and II (Amsterdam and Stuttgart, 1984 and 1992, respectively).
Iuppiter Dolichenus (Aalen, 1980); Mithras-Orion (Leiden, 1980).
Guards of the Roman Armies (Bonn, 1978).
Equites Singulares Augusti (Bonn, 1965).