North American Scholar

BOURNE, Frank Card

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1914-07-17
  • Born City: Wells
  • Born State/Country: ME
  • Parents: Moses Avander & Grace Winchester Card B.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1983-11-19
  • Death City: Wells
  • Death State/Country: ME
  • Education:

    A.B. Princeton, 1936; M.A., 1940; Ph.D., 1941.

  • Professional Experience:

    Instr. to prof, class. Princeton, 1946-76; bicentennial preceptor, 1950-4; Kennedy Foundation prof. Lat. lang. & lit., 1971-6; mstr. Grand College, 1954-8; pres. CAAS, 1957-8.

  • Dissertation:

    "Welfare Legislation in Ancient Rome: Public Works of the Julio-Claudians and Flavians" (Princeton, 1941); printed as The Public Works of the Julio-Claudians and Flavians (Princeton, 1946).

  • Publications:

    "The Roman Alimentary Program and Italian Architecture" TAPA 91 (1960) 47-75; Ancient Roman Statutes, with A. C. Johnson and P. R. Coleman-Norton (Austin, 1961); Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (edited) (New York, 1963); A History of the Romans (Boston, 1966).

  • Notes:

    Frank Bourne was noted as a master teacher of infectious enthusiasm; his courses on Roman history, Roman law, and Lucretius were famous and popular. After his memorable lecture on the career and death of Cicero, students took out a large ad in the student newspaper: "To the finest Roman of them all!!! Thank you Professor Bourne for an unforgettable hour."

  • Sources:

    DAS 3:52; WhAtn 8:46.

  • Author: T. James Luce