From: Stephen Emmel
Date: 2 September 2004
Re: Prof. Gerald M. Browne

Below is a copy of a brief obituary of our colleague, Gerald M. Browne, that
the chair of the Classics Department at the University of Illinois has
circulated. Michael was a charter member of the IACS.

Stephen Emmel

It is my sad duty to inform you that Gerald Michael Browne, Professor
Emeritus of the Classics at UIUC, died unexpectedly 30 August at his home in
Urbana aged 60. Michael was a beloved teacher and a scholar whose work
touched the lives of countless students over the course of his thirty-year
career at the University of Illinois.  He was internationally renowned for
his careful editing of difficult texts in ancient Greek, Coptic and Old
Nubian. Professor Browne took his AB, AM, and PhD in Papyrology at the
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1965, 1966, 1968). He was Instructor,
Lecturer, and Assistant Professor of the Classics at Harvard University
(1968-1973) and Junior Fellow of the Center for Hellenic Studies,Washington
D.C. (1973-74). He came to UIUC as Assistant Professor of the Classics in
1974, gaining tenure the following year. He was Professor of the Classics
1980-2003, when he retired. He directed six doctoral dissertations in
Classics at UIUC. He published over 200 articles and monographs. A volume
honoring him on his retirement was published this year. It contains his full
bibliography. He was a dear friend to many, and he will be sorely missed.

In lieu of flowers, please send your check made payable to the University of
Illinois, Department of the Classics, in support of the Gerald M. Browne
Graduate Student Memorial Fund.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Department of the Classics
4080 Foreign Languages Building
707 South Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801-3676
Phone: +1 217 333 1008
Fax: +1 217 244 8430