Michael P. Speidel

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Greece and Rome; Roman Military History; Epigraphy

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:

Ancient Germanic WarriorsRiding for Caesar