Michael P. Speidel


Greece and Rome; Roman Military History; Epigraphy


Office: Sakamaki B201
Phone: (808) 956-8631

Email: speidel@hawaii.edu


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: