Paul Johstono is a specialist in Hellenistic military history and teaches courses in ancient and military history for The Citadel. He is a native of Leesburg, Georgia, and earned his BA from Furman ('05) and his MA and PhD from Duke ('08 and '12, respectively). His research interests include the military institutions of Hellenistic states, warfare, strategy, and military leadership in the Mediterranean and Near East from the fourth to first centuries BC, and asymmetric and irregular conflicts in world history.
His undergraduate courses include The History of Military Leadership, Western Military History (Patterns of War), The History of the Vietnam War, Greek and Roman Warfare, and Greek History, with special topics courses on Irregular Warfare, the Fall of the Roman Republic, and Ancient Generalship. His graduate-level courses have included Historiography, the history of the Hellenistic Near East, and the history of the Hellenistic Mediterranean. He is Associate Director for the new Online MA in Military History.
Paul has been published recently in Ancient History Bulletin and Archiv für Papyrusforschung, and has published articles in two volumes with Brill’s series, War in the Ancient Mediterranean World. He has several new articles coming out soon, and is working on book projects on the Ptolemaic Army and on Military Leadership in the Hellenistic Age
Office: 425A Capers Hall
Military, Hellenistic World
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