Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer
Michael Taylor earned his A.B. in History at Princeton and completed his PhD in Greek and Roman History at UC Berkeley. His publications explore topics such as Roman infantry tactics, Seleucid temple plundering, the commemoration of Roman victories for Greek audiences, and the state finances of the Middle Republic. Michael has previously taught at UC Berkeley and UT Austin, and served for ten years as an armor officer in the National Guard, deploying to Iraq and Kosovo. He is currently revising his dissertation, a comparative study on the relationship between fiscal revenues, military manpower and the outcomes of interstate warfare in the ancient Mediterranean.