Eugene Costa Jr.
Eugene Anthony Costa Jr. October 17, 1943 - January 1, 2017. Eugene (Gene) A. Costa died suddenly on Sunday January 1st, 2017 in Granada Nicaragua. Teacher, poet, scholar, writer, artist, Gene graduated from Harvard University magna cum laude in 1965 and went on to graduate studies at Harvard and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He taught in the history department of the University of Illinois at Chicago in the 1970s and went on to publish numerous articles in leading ancient history journals including Historia and Byzantium. He continued to write, translate, and research, his most recent work treating the prose and poetry of Latin America. Gene is survived by his children Andre R. (Melissa) Costa and Elsa C. Costa, as well as his grandchildren Conan Costa, Alyssa Costa, and Logan Costa. We, his family and friends, will miss his passion for life, for art, and for knowledge.
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