We regret to report the death of Gregory Dobrov, PhD, associate professor and post-baccalaureate program director in the Department of Classical Studies at Loyola University Chicago. Prof. Dobrov joined the Department of Classical Studies in 1998 and rose to the rank of associate professor. In 2011, he became the founding director of the post-baccalaureate program in Classical Studies. Throughout his career, Prof. Dobrov focused much of his scholarship on ancient Greek comedy. He published Beyond Aristophanes: Transition and Diversity in Greek Comedy with our Society (Scholars Press 1995). Recently, he edited A Companion to the Study of Greek Comedy (Brill 2010).
His work also extended to Greek mythology and tragedy and Christian traditions, both early and Byzantine. He mentored students pursuing doctoral degrees in classical studies, philosophy, and theology. His great love was teaching Greek, and he leaves a rich legacy of past and present students and colleagues. HIs memorial service will take place on Friday, October 9, 2015, in the Madonna della Strada Chapel on the Loyola campus (Visitation at 7pm and Service at 8pm). Condolences may be sent to Tamara A. Dobrov in care of the Department of Classical Studies, Crown Center 581, Loyola University, 1032 W Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660.
Adam D. Blistein
(with thanks to Prof. Laura Gawlinksi of Loyola for providing this information)