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Eugene Numa Lane (1936-2007)

Eugene Lane passed away on the January 1, 2007 after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease, at the age of 70. Gene grew up in Chapel Hill, where his father taught Germanic philology at the University of North Carolina. Gene graduated from Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA, and received his bachelor's degree (Salutatorian) from Princeton in 1958. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Greece (American School of Classical Studies) in 1961, and earned his doctorate from Yale in 1962.

He taught four years at the University of Virginia before moving in 1966 to the University of Missouri, where he taught happily for 34 years. He retired in 1999 but remained an active emeritus until his death. He was married for 42 years to Carol Downes Gault, who along with their children Michael and Helen, and one granddaughter Carol, survives him.

His major publications were the Corpus Monumentorum Religionis Dei Menis, four parts (Leiden, Brill), 1971-78 and parts II and III of Corpus Cultus Iovis Sabezii (Leiden, Brill), 1985-89. He coauthored with Ramsay MacMullen Paganism and Christianity, a source book (Minneapolis, Fortress Press), 1992, and in 1996 edited Attis, Cybele and Related Cults: essays in memory of M.J. Vermaseren (Leiden, Brill). His numerous articles treated inscriptions, coins, cult statuary, and historical questions. He was a member of the Collegium Editorum from 1996 to 2007.

Robert J. Rowland, Jr. (1938-2007)

Robert J. Rowland, Jr. was educated at La Salle College (now University) in Philadelphia, PA, he received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He taught at La Salle, Villanova University, the University of Missouri-Columbia, and the University of Maryland-College Park, where he was Chair of the Department of Classical Studies and Director of the Center for Archaeology, and then joined Loyola University, where he was Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1991-1998.

He authored or edited seven books and more than 100 articles in print or in press.  His books include: I ritrovamenti romani in Sardegna, (Studia Archeologica, vol. 28: Rome, 1981), Studies in Sardinian Archaeology, coedited with Miriam S. Balmuth (University of Michigan Press, 1984), Teaching Classical Mythology, coedited with Joseph F. O Connor (APA Educational Pamphlet 5: New York, 1987), Vergil s Rome and the American Experience, edited (The Vergilian Society of America, College Park, MD 1987), The Archaeology of Roman Sardinia: A Selected Typological Inventory, in W. Haase and H. Temporini (eds.), Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt, II. 1 (Berlin, 1988), 740-875, Wordprocessing for Classicists, 2d edition (APA Educational Pamphlet 8: Atlanta, 1991), The Periphery in the Center: Sardinia in the Ancient and Early Medieval Worlds, BAR International Series 970, Oxford, 2001,
and Continuity and Change in an Island Society: Sardinia from the Palaeolithic to the Later Middle Ages in preparation with S. L. Dyson, ca. 250 pages.

  He has served as the President of the American Philological Association's Friends of Ancient History (1984), the Southern Section of the Midwest and South (1982 - 84), and the Classical Association of the Atlantic States (1989 - 90), and was the Executive Secretary of the Vergilian Society of America for more than a decade (1980-1991), for whom he also edited the annual journal The Augustan Age.

In 1994, he was honored by the Republic of Italy with the title of Cavaliere (Knight). He was a member of the Collegium Editorum from 1996 to 2007. He is survived by his wife Carol and his children.

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