Last Friday, Professor Jasper Griffin, Fellow of Balliol, died, aged 82. His wife Miriam nata Dressler, who taught Pam, died last year.
Griffin was of the generation which mediated to a new generation the Classicism of the great Jewish refugee scholars who escaped to Oxford in the 1930s. He enabled many people to enjoy Classical Literature as he enjoyed it himself. Not least among his achievements was his vindication of Homer by putting the skhizontes to flight.
He was Public Orator, a successor of S Edmund Campion. Please God, they will be able to converse together in "Heaven's own native Latin".