Professor Robert Garland, Ph.D.

Professor Robert Garland
  • Colgate University
  • University College London
Working for the Great Courses enables me to reach people who prize learning for learning’s sake. It’s they who inspire me to close the gap between past and present, by demonstrating what it meant then, and what it means now, to be human.

Dr. Robert S.J. Garland is the Roy D. and Margaret B. Wooster Professor of the Classics at Colgate University. He earned his B.A. in Classics from Manchester University, his M.A. in Classics from McMaster University, and his Ph.D. in Ancient History from University College London. A former Fulbright Scholar and recipient of the George Grote Ancient History Prize, Professor Garland has educated students and audiences at a variety of levels. In addition to teaching classics at Colgate University, he has taught English and Drama to secondary school students and lectured at universities throughout Britain as well as the British School of Archaeology in Athens. Professor Garland is the author of numerous articles in both academic and popular journals and books capturing details of all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman life, including The Greek Way of Life: From Conception to Old Age; Introducing New Gods: The Politics of Athenian Religion; and Daily Life of the Ancient Greeks. His expertise has been featured in The History Channel's Last Stand of the 300, and he has repeatedly served as a consultant for educational film companies.


"Professor Garland delivered a tour de force survey of the Greco-Roman world and the way the two histories coincide and connect is truly illuminating."



"Professor Garland is an excellent lecturer, extremely articulate, highly organized, with a style of speech which draws you in with his clear love of his subject matter; a pleasure to listen to."



"Garland demonstrates superb command of a vast field of knowledge, historical, literary, political, and artistic."

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