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.
"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).
"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).
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."