DORA POZZI

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POZZI--Dora Carlisky,

age 87, passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018 at her home in New York City. She was born on September 5, 1930 in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Mario Carlisky and Teresa Socolsky. Dora was Professor Emerita of Classical Studies at the University of Houston, a program which she founded. She taught ancient Greek and Latin languages and literatures with a special expertise in Greek tragedy. She was loved by her students, and had a special talent for making what was often difficult coursework accessible with her encouragement and support. She published an online course in ancient Greek on the web under the auspices of the University of Houston which was later distributed freely on the internet and remains in use today. She was co-author of "Myth and the Polis" with John M. Wickersham and translated many other books and articles. She was a respected voice in her academic field. After retiring from teaching she became involved in outreach for parents with children suffering from mental health problems. In addition to the personal help and crisis management she provided, she helped to train other counselors and instructors and was often interviewed on national news programs and other media. She is survived by a son, Julian Pozzi, and a brother, Nestor Carlisky, as well as extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her spouse, Hector Pozzi in 2017 and her daughter, Ana Maria Pozzi, in 2010. She has also helped many other families through her work with NAMI Greater Houston, many of whom remained in touch. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

Published in The New York Times on Aug. 12, 2018