Anthony J. Papalas received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1968 and has been a member of the history department at East Carolina since 1970. His area of specialty is ancient Greece and Rome. He is the author of Ancient Icaria, and Rebels and Radicals: Icaria, 1600-2000. He has published many scholarly articles on topics such as the Panhellenic festivals and ancient naval warfare.