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.
Testimonials

"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."

46 Courses and Sets

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46 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set) The Mysterious Etruscans & The History of Ancient Rome Set

    (Set) The Mysterious Etruscans & The History of Ancient Rome

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $789.90 $399.90$789.90
    Explore two of the greatest civilizations of the ancient world—one you may not have even heard of—with this two-course set. Start with an in-depth look a little known, yet highly influential civilization in The Mysterious Etruscans. Then, expand your knowledge of a related culture with The History of Ancient Rome.
  2. (Set) 36 Big Ideas & The Joy of Ancient History Set

    (Set) 36 Big Ideas & The Joy of Ancient History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $399.90 $399.90$399.90
    Learn something new and exciting with this set of collections courses. Begin by exploring 36 ideas – philosophy, science and more – that have changed the face of civilization. Then, dive into ancient history and hopscotch around the world and across time to experience the fascinating variety of what the past has to offer.
  3. (Set) Books that Matter: The Prince & Emperors of Rome Set

    (Set) Books that Matter: The Prince & Emperors of Rome

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $349.90 Starting at $349.90 $349.90 $349.90$349.90
    Rulers often work by their own rules. Explore the philosophy behind the leaders of history with this two-course set. The 24 lectures of Books that Matter: The Prince provide a revealing investigation of the historical context of Machiavelli’s philosophical views on how to rule. Then, learn what sort of men presided over Rome, and to which philosophies they attributed their success with Emperors of Rome.
  4. (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & World Was Never the Same Set

    (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & World Was Never the Same

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $629.90 Starting at $629.90 $629.90 $629.90$629.90

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  5. (Set) 36 Revolutionary Figures of History & 36 Books That Changed the World Set

    (Set) 36 Revolutionary Figures of History & 36 Books That Changed the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $399.90 $399.90$399.90
    Learn something new and exciting with this set of collections courses. Start by exploring 36 revolutionary figures that have changed the course of history. Then, dive into 36 books that have played a central role in shaping our culture – from entertaining and instructing to shaping our social mores.
  6. (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & Foundations of Western Civ Set

    (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & Foundations of Western Civ

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $399.90 $399.90$399.90