Arthur George Rigg was a professor of Latin and medieval English at the University of Toronto from 1968 to 2002, though he continued to teach Latin long into his retirement (indeed, both of the DOE’s co-editors were students of his). George and his wife, Jennifer, were friends of DOE founder Angus Cameron, who passed away in 1983. From the project’s beginning until his death in 2019, George was a fervent supporter of the DOE, actively engaged in advising the editors, particularly on questions of the interpretation of difficult Latin passages.
In 2022, Jennifer Rigg made a magnanimous gift to the DOE, the entirety of which is dedicated to funding the salary of one of the project’s editors. Editorial salaries are by far the most important expense in the project’s budget, and the fund established for Jennifer’s gift will therefore play a critical part in maintaining the financial stability of the DOE. This gift has allowed us to designate one of the project’s co-editors (currently Dr. Robert Getz) as the George and Jennifer Rigg Editor. Any future contributions to the Rigg fund from other donors will continue to support the Rigg Editorship at the DOE, thereby helping to ensure the completion of this great scholarly enterprise.