Paul Joseph De Mola, FRGS, holds a First-Class Honours BA in Archaeology, as well as an MA in Ancient History and Classical Archaeology, from the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester in England.
His principle areas of interest are Roman and Medieval history and archaeology, as well as Classical philology. Paul has broad secondary interests in the archaeology of Bronze Age Mesopotamia, and the political history of Middle Kingdom through Late Period Ancient Egypt, including general interests in both Classic and Postclassic Mesoamerican sociopolitical structures.
Paul has studied Ancient Greek, Latin and Ancient History under Professor Graham Shipley, FRHistS, FSA, FRGS (University of Leicester), worked with Professor Jerry Howard (Arizona State University) in the southwest United States, and researched Roman military history under Professor Simon James, FSA (University of Leicester).
Paul earned (and politely declined) two full graduate scholarships from the Department of Classics at the University of Arizona. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (London).
Paul's postgraduate dissertation is titled The Archaeology of Classical Greek Citizenship.
In his spare time, he enjoys reading, writing, debating, traveling and exploring, classic movies, bodybuilding, martial arts, racing, cooking, and video gaming.
Paul’s articles have been featured in Popular Archaeology Magazine, Ancient History Encyclopedia, AnthroJournal, and The Post Hole.