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Michael Quinn

Visiting Assistant Professor


Education

Ph.D., University of Washington, 2010
MA, University of Washington, 2003
BA, SUNY Geneseo, 1992

Research

My latest research project is Monograph: Beyond the Phalanx: Hoplites at War in Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, 432-404 BC.

Specialty areas:

  • ancient Mediterranean history
  • ancient warfare
  • classical archaeology

Publications

  • "The Hoplite Ethos: Manliness, Honor, Patriotism and the Phenomenon of Draft-Dodging in Fifth Century Athens";
  • "Despair, Denial, and Recrimination: Thucydides and the Athenian Catastrophe at Syracuse, 413 BCE";
  • "The Theban Hegemony and the Myth of Boeotian Federalism 479-373 BCE";
  • "Urban Battlefields in the Peloponnesian War, 432-404 BCE";
  • "Atrocity and War: Ruses, Stratagems, and Dirty Tricks in Ancient Greek Warfare"

Awards and honors

  • Johnson-Thomas History Graduate Fellowship, University of Washington, 2008-2010;
  • Wilstadter/Snow-Smith Award, University of Washington, 2007
  • Lawrence J. Roseman Fellowship in Ancient History, University of Washington, 2005-2006
  • Thomas M. Power Endowed Prize for Excellence in History, University of Washington, 2006
  • Harlowe Hardinge Foundation Scholarship - University of Washington, 2004-2005

Classes taught

  • HIS 100: The West in the World to 1500 CE
  • HIS 370: The Roman Republic
  • HIS 370: Roman Slavery
  • HIS 370: Alexander the Great