Professor John Jory

Wednesday 7 September 2016

We are sorry to announce the death of Professor E.J.Jory on 4th September in Perth, Western Australia. John Jory was Emeritus Professor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Western Australia and also an Honorary Fellow of the Institute. Born in Cornwall and educated in Penzance he studied at UCL before sailing from Southampton on the Oronsay in 1959 to take up a lecturership at Perth, where he was later Professor and Dean of Arts. Beginning with his 1967 London doctoral thesis  Some Aspects of the Acting Profession in Rome,  John Jory made a series of major contributions to the study of Greek Theatre. Much of his work was carried out in collaboration with ICS Fellow Professor Richard Green who leads our Ancient Theatre Project. John Jory will be especially remembered for his work reconstructing lost dramatic forms of the imperial Roman period from their material remains, and as an authority on Ancient Pantomime. He will be greatly missed.