n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - John Edward Atkinson : an appreciation

Volume 48, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1141
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Immediately upon graduating from the University of Durham in 1961 with a BA (Hons) in Classical and General Literature, John Atkinson set off for the former Rhodesia, where he served for two years as assistant lecturer in the then University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. There T.F. Carney's ideas and interests exercised a powerful, long-lasting influence on him. After a short stay of 18 months as a lecturer at the University of South Africa (Unisa), the honorand took up another lectureship at the University of Cape Town in January 1965. In the following forty years he progressed through the ranks to full professor and was the last Dean of the Faculty of Arts, before its amalgamation into the Faculty of Humanities.

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