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January 13, 2014
I was lucky to have enrolled in 3 or 4 classes taught by Professor Fears at Indiana University -- not always easy when hundreds were waitlisted every semester. He was obviously an unusually talented professor. He was also an amazing storyteller -- in the classic tradition. Hearing him discuss Alexander, Augustus, Jesus, and Julius while dressed in ancient garb and showing filmstrips of his trips to every location was enjoyable and enlightening. Students unable to attend his lectures will never know what they missed. I was lucky to get to know him a bit better as a senior, and I'm a better person for it. I am sure countless others would agree!
October 10, 2013
Professor Fears was my history professor at IU Bloomington, where I studied the History of Rome; The Age of Jesus and Augustus; The Age of Alexander and the Diadochi (my first and favorite of the courses Dr. Fears taught) Ancient Greek History and a Survey Ancient Civilizations course. I am also an avid listener of his Learning Company courses. Many of us will continue to attempt to inspire students the way we were inspired by Professor Fears.
September 20, 2013
I just learned of the passing of Professor Fears. I, too, have enjoyed immensely his Great Courses lectures, and was looking forward to somehow meeting him someday. My very best wishes to Mrs. Fears.
August 20, 2013
Dear Dr. Fears, I've enjoyed being taught by you from your lectures. You've kept me entertained while prodding me to learn more. God bless.
August 11, 2013
Only now have I learned of Dr. Fears' passing. I was spellbound by several of his Great Courses...I loved the guy...he made history real and personal...I wanted to meet him and ask him questions...I wanted to shake his hand and thank him for enriching my life. Thank you, Rufus, well done. All love to your family.

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Your prints will never fade... Rest in Peace, Dr Fears

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