Charles J. Zabrowski (2008)

The two great loves of Charles J. Zabrowski's professional life were the teaching of classical Greek to undergraduates and the investigation of the Byzantine manuscripts of Aeschylus and their attendant scholia. These interests were nurtured at Canisius College in Buffalo, where he graduated summa cum laude in 1967. He went on to receive an M.A. in Classics and Ancient History from the University of Toronto. He spent 1973-74 as Seymour Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and received his Ph.D. from Fordham in 1984. He pursued these passions at Elmira College, then at Boston College, then from 1979 to 1985 at Creighton, where he joined CAMWS. In 1987 he moved to Gettysburg College where he was a familiar and beloved figure, teaching his class and strolling about the campus in his academic robes, in which he always taught his classes. He rose to full professor, served as secretary of the faculty and was chairman of the department from 1998 to 2004. He lost his long battle with lung cancer on January 30, 2008.

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