Sir Kenneth Dover is dead

The British scholar Sir Kenneth Dover died last Sunday (March 7, 2010), aged 89. He was the author of Greek Homosexuality, a groundbreaking work about same-sex sexual relations in the Classical period of Ancient Greece.

Destroyer wrote about Dover’s findings in issue 2 (“Heights of Civilization”), and criticized them, through Harald Patzer’s work Die griechische Knabenliebe, in issue 10 (“The Greek Myth”). In any case, his contributions to the understanding of Greek love among scholars are immense.

Obituaries:

Rest in peace, Kenneth.

(News found at this Swedish blog.)

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