In Memoriam: Robert K. Sherk

CAAS is sorry to report the death of Robert K. Sherk, on July 8, in Lockport, NY. He received his Ph.D. in 1950 from Johns Hopkins Univeristy, taught at the University of Maine, Bangor, and then, from 1962 until his retirement in 1990, at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Bob’s work in Greek and Roman epigraphy, particularly his Roman Documents from the Greek East, remains fundamental. Together with Ernst Badian, he launched the series Translated Documents of Greece & Rome, to which he contributed the volumes Rome and the Greek East to the Death of Augustus and The Roman Empire: Augustus to Hadrian. Those familiar with his teaching and scholarship alone will not know that during World War II he was a bombardier, flying 21 missions in B-24s over Germany and Austria. After his plane was shot down, he was a prisoner of war in Germany in the infamous Stalag III.