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Obituary: Timothy Gantz

Timothy Gantz, 58, longtime professor of classics at UGA, eminent scholar and author of the widely used Early Greek Myth: A Guide to Literary and Artistic Sources, died Jan. 20 of heart failure.

Gantz’s wide-ranging scholarly interests in classics extended from Aeschylus, early Greek poetry and Greek mythology to the archaeology of the Etruscans and early Rome.

Gantz, who received his A.B. in classics in 1967 from Haverford College and his doctorate in classics in 1970 from Princeton University, joined the UGA faculty in the fall of 1970.

At the time of his death, Gantz was finishing a lexical and grammatical commentary on Aeschylus’ Oresteia, accompanied by notes on the implications of the different manuscript readings adopted by the editors of commonly used editions of the trilogy.