Dr. William (Bill) Murray
Mary and Gus Stathis Professor of Greek History, University of South Florida
Dr. Murray’s interests include all aspects of ancient seafaring from ships and their designs to trade, ancient harbours, naval warfare and weaponry. His research has been featured on the History and National Geographic channels. Over the past 40 years, he has worked at a number of archaeological sites, both under water and on land, in Greece, Israel, Turkey, France and Italy. Dr. Murray is currently a member of the Egadi Island Survey Project recovering ancient warship rams and other battle debris from the last naval battle of the First Punic War. He is also preparing with others the final publication of excavations conducted at Augustus’ Victory Monument near Actium. He is author of The Age of Titans: The Rise and Fall of the Great Hellenistic Navies (2012), a volume in the Onassis Series in Hellenic Culture.