Paul Rehak

Archaeologist, Author

1954 – 2004

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Who was Paul Rehak?

Paul Rehak was an American archaeologist. Rehak's research interests extended from prehistoric and Classical Greece to Imperial Rome.

Rehak was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he also attended the University of Michigan. In 1976 he received his B.A. cum laude in Classics and Archaeology. In 1980 he obtained his M.A. from Bryn Mawr College, writing on Mycenaean shrines under Machteld Mellink, and Ph.D. in 1985, writing on Roman sculpture under Brunilde Ridgway.

He went on teaching at College of Wooster, American University of Paris, Loyola University of Chicago and Duke University. At Duke he was also popular as an out activist for gay and lesbian rights. In March 2004, just months before his death, the University of Kansas promoted him to associate professor.

Rehak died in June 2004 of complications from a heart attack aggravated by a long struggle living with AIDS.

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Born
Mar 8, 1954
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Michigan
  • Bryn Mawr College
Employment
  • Duke University
  • University of Kansas
Lived in
  • Ann Arbor
Died
Jun 5, 2004

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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