Roger Bagnall Retires from NYU

This article first appeared in ISAW Newsletter 19, Fall 2017.

A man smiles and cuts a large, chocolate cake while others stand and sit behind him, smiling. They are in a wood-paneled room with bookshelves.On September 1, 2017, Leon Levy Director Emeritus Roger Bagnall retired from New York University as full-time faculty. At the beginning of the academic year on Orientation Day, the ISAW community celebrated Roger’s retirement with a cake that read in Latin, “Strepitum relinque teque otio trade.” This edited quote from Pliny the Younger’s Letter 1.9 translates roughly to: "Leave behind the hustle-bustle of the city and give yourself over to leisure." Roger will retain a working office and continue to be part of the community. He will continue to be on supervisory committees and conduct research on Amheida at the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt.