CANADIEN DES ÉTUDES ANCIENNES
16.10.2 ~ 2010 07 03
~ ISSN 1198-9149
rédacteur: Guy Chamberland (Thorneloe University at Laurentian
page web: http://www.cac-scec.ca/fr/bcea.html
Published by e-mail by the Classical Association of
Publication électronique de la Société canadienne des études
President / président: Alison Keith (University of
Secretary / secrétaire: John
Serrati (McGill University,
Treasurer / trésorière: Ingrid
Holmberg (University of
In memoriam Michel Janon (1937-2010)
Daniel M. Millette
Michel Janon, Professor of Classical Studies at the
University of Ottawa from 1986 to 1995, died on May 31st, in Marseilles, France,
at the age of 72. He was educated in
Algiers (History and Archaeology, 1964) and earned his doctorate at the Sorbonne
(History, 1970). He held positions
within the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) from 1965 to 1970
in Algiers, and from 1970 to 2010 in Aix-en-Provence. From 1995, he was a member
of the Institut de
Recherche sur l'Architecture Antique (IRAA), within the CNRS.
highly specialized in Latin epigraphy and architectural decor, particularly of
Narbonensis. He published two seminal
volumes: the first on the Latin Inscriptions of Narbonensis (Fréjus), with J.
Gascou, in 1985, and the second on architectonic elements of Narbonne, in
1986. His other published work followed
these research themes. A second
principal area of interest was archaeology, first practicing in Algeria at
Cherchell, Tiddis and Lambaesis, and eventually in France, at Fréjus,
Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges, Gaujac and Orange.
He was an authority on the urban plan and archaeology of Lambaesis,
producing an innovative book, with J.-M. Gassend, in 2005.
intellect was of the extremely independent kind. He defended his ideas fiercely,
remaining misunderstood and at times fuelling intense debate. He expected
brilliant work from his students,
resulting in high quality research. For
his students and selected colleagues, he could be charming, displaying a joie de
vivre that could only be matched by his love of debate. In his final years, he
through his grandchildren, spending time with his wife Nancy, and painting from
his homes in France and Spain.
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