Dr Robert Garland

Emeritus Professor 
Colgate University
Department of Classics

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Scholar, he was also the recipient of the George Grote Ancient History Prize, awarded yearly for an original and unpublished study on a topic in ancient history.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, was published 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.

Archaeology Tours Led by Dr Robert Garland


Dodecanese Islands Tour of Greece

14 Days
Availability : TBA
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.

Greek Isles Tour: Cyclades, Santorini, and Aegina

14 Days
Availability : June 17 – 30, 2024
Tour the Greek isles of the Aegean, where a wealth of archaeological sites are set in stunning locations.

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