Professor Garrett G. Fagan, Ph.D.

Professor Garrett G. Fagan
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • McMaster University
To learn about the people of antiquity is to examine the foundations of how we live today. They are at once alien and familiar, an image of ourselves glimpsed in a distant mirror.
Dr. Garrett G. Fagan is Professor of Ancient History at The Pennsylvania State University, where he has taught since 1996. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, and educated at Trinity College. He earned his Ph.D. from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, and has held teaching positions at McMaster University, York University (Canada), and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Davidson College. In all of these institutions, students have given very high ratings to his courses on the classical world. He has also given many public lectures to audiences of all ages. Professor Fagan has an extensive research record in Roman history and has held a prestigious Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship at the University of Cologne, Germany. He has published numerous articles in international journals, and his first monograph, Bathing in Public in the Roman World, was published by the University of Michigan Press in 1999. He has also edited a volume from Routledge on the phenomenon of pseudoarchaeology (2005). His current research project is on spectatorship at the Roman arena, and he is also working on a book on ancient warfare.
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"The enthusiasm Professor Fagan has for his "Ancient Roman History" is carried over to his lectures making them both absorbing and instructive."

 

"Professor Fagan is outstanding.  I've now listened to all 3 of his courses and I would buy his next lecture no matter what it's about!"

 

"Professor Fagan was a joy to listen to.  He was organized, prepared, and communicated very well.  His views were well balanced and fair regarding the issues being presented."

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46 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set) History of Ancient Rome & History of Ancient Egypt  Set

    (Set) History of Ancient Rome & History of Ancient Egypt

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $879.90 Starting at $879.90 $1,039.90 $879.90$1,039.90
    Delve into the marvels of ancient Roman and Egyptian history with two expert historians. The History of Ancient Rome explores the civilization's famous personalities and events, as well as the deeper sources of its greatest and continuing influence. The History of Ancient Egypt is an engrossing and comprehensive examination of the mysteries of early Egyptian history.
  2. (Set) Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire & The History of Ancient Rome  Set

    (Set) Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire & The History of Ancient Rome

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $894.90 Starting at $894.90 $894.90 $894.90$894.90
    With these two courses, journey with award-winning historians back to an amazing period in history. First follow award-winning Professor Steven L. Tuck, in Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire. This course examines how Rome visually connected with its citizens through a range of spectacles and shared experiences, including: extravagant public displays, architecture, engineering, and...
  3. (Set) Famous Romans/History of Ancient Rome  Set

    (Set) Famous Romans/History of Ancient Rome

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $379.90 $379.90$379.90

    Out of stock

  4. (Set) Masters of War & Great Battles of the Ancient World Set

    (Set) Masters of War & Great Battles of the Ancient World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Investigate military strategy, tactics, and weaponry from ancient times through the modern day with this two-course set. First, Masters of War: History's Greatest Strategic Thinkers gives you an inside look at the thought process and historical context of the world's greatest war strategists. Then, Great Battles of the Ancient World takes you into the thick of combat in some of the most notable battles fought in the...
  5. (Set) Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City & History of Ancient Rome  Set

    (Set) Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City & History of Ancient Rome

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $654.90 Starting at $654.90 $774.90 $654.90$774.90
    Go back and time and unearth long-buried secrets from one of the greatest civilizations in the ancient world. First, explore the long-lost lives of aristocrats, merchants, slaves, and other individuals from the destroyed city of Pompeii with Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City. Then, get a fascinating overview of the figures, events, and themes from Roman civilization with A History of Ancient Rome.
  6. (Set)  The Fall of the Pagans & History of Ancient Rome Set

    (Set) The Fall of the Pagans & History of Ancient Rome

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $654.90 Starting at $654.90 $774.90 $654.90$774.90
  7. (Set) History of Ancient Rome; Famous Romans; Emperors of Rome & Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation  Set

    (Set) History of Ancient Rome; Famous Romans; Emperors of Rome & Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,524.80 Starting at $1,524.80 $1,524.80 $1,524.80$1,524.80
    In these four courses taught by expert historians, get an in-depth look at fascinating aspects of ancient Rome: one of the greatest civilizations in the history of the world. The History of Ancient Rome is a richly detailed examination of the broad scope and intimate details of ancient Roman history. Famous Romans recalls the lives of the remarkable individuals—statesmen, thinkers, warriors, writers, and...
  8. (Set) Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World & History of Ancient Rome  Set

    (Set) Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World & History of Ancient Rome

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,039.90 Starting at $1,039.90 $1,039.90 $1,039.90$1,039.90
    Explore the two cornerstones of ancient Western civilization and learn their undeniable impact on our 21st-century world with this two-course set. The Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World immerses you in this exciting crucible of innovation with 48 lectures that focus on Greek democracy, law, and empire, as well as the people who molded them. The History of Ancient Rome gives you a richly detailed look inside both...
  9. Era of the Crusades; World War Set

    Era of the Crusades; World War

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $2,274.70 Starting at $2,274.70 $2,274.70 $2,274.70$2,274.70
    Travel back to the front lines and home fronts of history's greatest military conflicts in this six-course set that takes you inside the furious heart of ancient and modern warfare. In Great Battles of the Ancient World, take a pointed look at some of human civilization's earliest conflicts, then plunge into the thick of battle between the ancient city-states of Athens and Sparta in The Peloponnesian War—the...
  10. (Set) Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor/History of Ancient Rome: In Bundle Set

    (Set) Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor/History of Ancient Rome: In Bundle

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $379.90 $379.90$379.90

    Out of stock

  11. (Set) Ancient Greek Civilization & History of Ancient Rome  Set

    (Set) Ancient Greek Civilization & History of Ancient Rome

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $654.90 Starting at $654.90 $774.90 $654.90$774.90
    Ancient Greek Civilization takes you back to the richness of ancient Greece and reveals new insights afforded by recent research on the West's first great civilization. The History of Ancient Rome is a similar exploration of the civilization that ruled Europe after the Greeks and left an indelible mark on subsequent history. Taken together, both courses will illuminate your understanding of the Classical world.
  12. (Set) Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire & History of Ancient Rome  Set

    (Set) Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire & History of Ancient Rome

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $894.90 Starting at $894.90 $894.90 $894.90$894.90
    Travel back to the ancient world and uncover new insights into one of its greatest figures and two of its most powerful empires. Go beyond the myth to learn about ancient history's iconic military leader and his time in Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire. Afterward, delve into the broad scope and intimate details of one of ancient history's greatest civilizations in The History of Ancient Rome.
  13. (Set)  Latin 101 & History of Ancient Rome Set

    (Set) Latin 101 & History of Ancient Rome

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $759.90 Starting at $759.90 $894.90 $759.90$894.90
  14. (Set) Great Battles of the Ancient World/Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age  Set

    (Set) Great Battles of the Ancient World/Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  15. (Set) Ancient Greek Civilization; Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age; History of Ancient Rome; & World of Byzantium  Set

    (Set) Ancient Greek Civilization; Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age; History of Ancient Rome; & World of Byzantium

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,284.80 Starting at $1,284.80 $1,284.80 $1,284.80$1,284.80
    Embark on a chronological journey from the glories of ancient Greece to the fall of Rome and the rise of the Byzantine Empire with this comprehensive four-course set. Start by exploring one of ancient history's greatest societies in Ancient Greek Civilization and Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age. Then turn to the grandeur of another pillar of Western civilization with The History of Ancient Rome. Conclude...
  16. Emperors of Rome & Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration o Set on sale

    Emperors of Rome & Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration o

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $661.00 Starting at $88.90 $749.90 $88.90$749.90
    Uncover unique insights into the powerful leaders and visual experiences that made ancient Rome one of the greatest civilizations in ancient history with this two-course set. Start with Emperors of Rome, a penetrating 36-lecture course that introduces you to some of the most powerful rulers who ever lived, including Augustus, Claudius, Caligula, Nero, and Constantine. Then, in Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration...
  17. (Set) Classical Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome & History of Ancient Rome  Set

    (Set) Classical Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome & History of Ancient Rome

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $894.90 Starting at $894.90 $894.90 $894.90$894.90
  18. (Set) The Guide to Essential Italy & History of Ancient Rome Set

    (Set) The Guide to Essential Italy & History of Ancient Rome

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $774.90 Starting at $774.90 $904.90 $774.90$904.90
    From past to present, Rome offers a deluge of inspiration for the rest of the world. This two-course set investigates the sphere of Rome’s influence in art, architecture, engineering, language, literature, law, and religion. Start with the History of Ancient Rome to explore the indelible mark Rome made on history. Then look at modern day Rome with stunning tours and uncover hidden gems in The Guide to Essential...
  19. (Set)  Battles of World History & Battles of the Ancient World Set

    (Set) Battles of World History & Battles of the Ancient World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
  20. (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & The Persian Empire Set

    (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & The Persian Empire

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $329.90 $329.90$329.90