Professor Robert Garland

Robert Garland Greece tour Greek Islands tour

Robert S. J. Garland received his M.A. in Classics from McMaster University, Ontario and his Ph.D. in Ancient History from University College London. He is the Roy D. and Margaret B. Wooster Emeritus Professor of the Classics, Colgate University. A Fulbright Scholar, he was also the recipient of the George Grote Ancient History Prize, awarded yearly for an original and unpublished study on a topic in ancient history. Professor Garland is a prolific writer and has authored numerous articles in both academic and popular journals along with almost twenty books, including Greek Mythology: Gods and Heroes Brought to LifeAthens Burning: The Persian Invasion of Greece and the Evacuation of AtticaIntroducing New Gods: A Study in the Politics of Athenian Religion, and Ancient Greece: Everyday Life in the Birthplace of Western Civilization. His latest book, Roman Legends Brought to Life, is due for publication in 2022. He has been a featured speaker or consultant on the History Channel, Atlantic Productions “The Real Spartacus” and “Who Killed Alexander the Great?”, and Providence Pictures “The Real Trojan War”. Dr. Garland presented on An Academic Minute on NPR and he has repeatedly served as a consultant for educational film companies. A popular lecturer for The Great Courses, Dr. Garland’s courses include  – The Greek World: A Study of History and CultureGreece and Rome: An Integrated History of the Ancient Mediterranean, and Athenian Democracy: An Experiment for the Ages. In retirement, Dr. Garland is pursuing his first love, that of art.

Tours Led by Robert Garland

  • Greek Isles: Cyclades, Santorini, and AeginaGreek Isles: Cyclades, Santorini, and Aegina
    June 11 - 24, 2023 | Robert Garland The isles of the Aegean offer travelers a unique perspective of Greece, ancient and modern. A wealth of archaeological sites set in stunning locations reveal the myth and history specific to each island: Tinos, Mykonos, Delos, Despotiko, Paros, and Naxos in the Cyclades archipelago, and then Santorini and Aegina.
  • Voyage through History: The Dodecanese Islands of GreeceVoyage through History: The Dodecanese Islands of Greece
    September 18 - October 1, 2022 | Thomas F.X. Noble Greece is a land of rugged beauty that includes over 2,000 islands stretching from the Ionian Sea in the west to the Aegean Sea in the east. Beginning and ending in Turkey, cruise by private yacht through eight Dodecanese Islands - Pátmos, Kalymnos, Kos, Nisyros, Tilos, Symi and Rhodes, plus Samos.