Professor Corey Brennan is a specialist in ancient Greek and Roman history and literature. He served as the Andrew W. Mellon Professor at the American Academy in Rome from 2009-2012. Professor Brennan has taught at Bryn Mawr College (1990-2000) and Rutgers University (2000 to present). In the Honors Program he has offered three seminars: Roman Empresses, Papal Rome and its People, and Mussolini’s Rome. He frequently has appeared on television documentaries that concern the ancient world, most recently for Netflix (“Roman Empire” Seasons 1-3). Among current projects is his direction of a Rutgers-funded effort—now complete in its essentials—to digitize a recently-discovered private archive in Rome, of the family of Popes Gregory XIII ([1572-1585] > Popes Gregory XIII [1572-1585] (villaludovisi.org). He is the author of The Praetorship in the Roman Republic (2000) and Sabina Augusta: An Imperial Journey (2018); a third book, The Fasces: A Global History of Rome’s Most Potent Political Symbol, is slated to appear in 2022.
- Department of Classics