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For John Whitehorne
Some time ago John Whitehorne notified us of his wish to have his retirement from the editorial board of BASP coincide with that from the University
of Queensland. Now that this moment has come we want to take leave of him
in an appropriate fashion with the largest issue of BASP ever and to thank
him for all the work he has put into the journal over the years. John joined
the editorial board as a co-editor in 1995 and has been an enormously helpful
voice from "down under" for three successive editors (Terry Wilfong, Traianos
Gagos, whose In Memoriam sadly follows this editorial, and the undersigned)
in charge of BASP.
John has also been a consistent contributor to the journal. From 1975
until 2009 I count seven articles and nine reviews. Some of his contributions
to BASP are "classics" (e.g., "The Ephebate and the Gymnasial Class in Roman
Egypt," BASP 19, 1982, 171-184, and "Petitions to the Centurion: A Question
of Locality?" BASP 41, 2004, 155-169). John will have lots of time from now
on, so we can expect more from his hand in the future.
The American Society of Papyrologists is glad to have found an able successor for John in Jitse Dijkstra, Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa.
Peter van Minnen