Garrett G. Fagan

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Garrett G. Fagan (15 January 1963 - 11 March 2017) was an Irish American historian and writer known for his research in the various areas of Roman history, as well as his critique of pseudoarchaeology.

Fagan was born in Dublin, Ireland and studied ancient history at Trinity College. He obtained a PhD from McMaster University, Canada. He was Professor of Ancient History at Penn State University.[1][2] After receiving a diagnosis for late-stage, untreatable pancreatic cancer in November 2016, he died on March 11, 2017 at home.[3]

Fagan's first book Bathing in Public in the Roman World (1999) was published by the University of Michigan Press.[4][5] Fagan has contributed to and edited Archaeological Fantasies (2006), a book critical of pseudoarchaeological claims.[6]

His book The Lure of the Arena (2011) was described by Kyle Gervais as an "innovative and insightful volume... It will not only stimulate productive research into Roman society, but also encourage valuable scholarly reflection."[7]

Published books[edit]

  • The Topography of Violence in the Greco-Roman World, with W. Riess. (University of Michigan Press, 2016, ISBN 978-0-472-11982-0).
  • The Lure of the Arena: Social Psychology and the Crowd at the Roman Games (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
  • "New Perspectives on Ancient Warfare" (Brill, 2010)
  • Bathing in Public in the Roman World (University of Michigan Press, 1999)
  • Archaeological Fantasies: How Pseudoarchaeology Misrepresents the Past and Misleads the Public (Routledge, 2006)
  • From Augustus to Nero: An Intermediate Latin Reader (Cambridge University Press, 2006).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professor Garrett G. Fagan, PhD". The Great Courses.
  2. ^ "Garrett G. Fagan". Penn State University.
  3. ^ "In Memoriam: Garrett G. Fagan". The Society for Classical Studies.
  4. ^ "Bathing in Public in the Roman World". University of Michigan Press.
  5. ^ "AIA Lecturer: Garrett Fagan". Archaeological Institute of America.
  6. ^ Stoczkowski, Wiktor. (2007). Review of Garrett G. Fagan Archaeological Fantasies: How Pseudoarchaeology Misrepresents the Past and Misleads the Public. Antiquity 81: 472-473.
  7. ^ "The Lure of the Arena: Social Psychology and the Crowd at the Roman Games". Bryn Mawr Classical Review.