Tribute to Ronald S. Stroud

Ron Stroud in Thessaly.

Ron Stroud in Thessaly, 1960 (photo by Patricia Lawrence, American School class of 1959–1960)


July 8, 1933–October 7, 2021

Between his arrival at the American School in 1959 to the present, Ron Stroud served many roles: Secretary, an excavator of the Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore on Acrocorinth, Whitehead Professor, and Mellon Professor. From his 1965 Berkeley Ph.D. on Drakon's law on homicide through well over 70 scholarly works and 30 years co-editing Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Ron established himself as a true sage of the scholarly community. We remember him here as a scholar, a teacher, and a most generous and dear friend. Please click the link below to read his obituary.

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Ron looks on at the group (left) and then laughs (right). Left photo: School scholars Nancy Bookidis, Elizabeth Pemberton, Ian McPhee, and Stroud study ancient pottery in the Corinth Museum, 2008. Right photo: Photographer Ino Ioannidou (second from left) holds a sherd. Photos courtesy of ASCSA Archives.

Ron Stroud and James Wiseman.

Ron and James Wiseman studying an inscribed Herm (I-1970-39) from the Gymnasium excavations.