The Society for Classical Studies mourns the recent loss of Senator Paul S. Sarbanes. Obituaries like this one from the New York Times
give a full picture of his life of distinguished public service, including his five terms representing the State of Maryland as an exceptionally well-informed, honorable, and self-effacing member of the US Senate. Intensely proud of his Greek heritage (he was the son of immigrants who ran a Greek restaurant on Maryland’s Eastern Shore), and of the accomplishments of his classicist wife, the late Christine Dunbar Sarbanes, he was a great friend to classical studies in general and to the SCS in particular. Paul and Christine Sarbanes served as co-chairs of the Society's Gateway Campaign for Classics from 2005 to 2013, and themselves made a generous donation to the Campaign.
The Society for Classical Studies expresses its deepest sympathy to the Sarbanes family.
by Adam Blistein and Sheila Murnaghan