Remembering Norman Doenges

 IN MEMORIAM: Professor Norman Doenges Generations of Dartmouth students will remember the history lectures on Greece and Rome given by Professor Norman Doenges, who taught in the Classics Department for four full decades, from 1955 until his retirement in 1995.  For eleven summers, from 1984 to 1995, Professor Doenges took Dartmouth students to Spain with him to excavate at the Roman colony of Pollentia on the island of Mallorca off the south coast of Spain.  Colleagues in the Classics Department will recall the many efforts Prof. Doenges made to broaden and deepen the offerings of courses and subjects covered, with the aim of challenging undergraduates in their pursuit of Classical Studies.  It was Professor Doenges who had the vision in the late 1950s to recruit new faculty and encourage them to explore in teach in new areas of Classics.  By his retirement in 1995, the department hosted an array of courses not only in classical languages (Greek and Latin) but also in archaeology, history, philosophy, drama, and literature at all levels.  Much of the credit for this modern “area studies” approach is due to Professor Doenges.  The Department of Classics will miss his gentle, generous, and intelligent spirit, and we extend our condolences to his family along with our appreciation for his contributions and friendship.