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MOORE, Frank Gardner

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  • Date of Birth: September 25, 1865
  • Born City: West Chester
  • Born State/Country: PA
  • Parents: William Eves, a clergyman, & Harriet Francina Foot M.
  • Date of Death: November 18, 1955
  • Death City: Cleveland
  • Death State/Country: OH
  • Married: Anna Barnard White, 4 Jan. 1897.
  • Education:

    B.A. Yale, 1886; Ph.D., 1890; study at Berlin, 1890-1; L.H.D. Trinity Coll. (Hartford, CT), 1921; Litt. D. Columbia, 1929.

  • Dissertation:

    "De societatis quam vocant initiis, sive quomodo scriptores antiqui, praesertim Plato, Aristoteles, Lucretius, societatis origines habuerint" (Yale, 1890).

  • Professional Experience:

    Tutor Lat. Yale, 1888-93; asst. prof. Lat. Dartmouth, 1893-1900; asso. prof. Lat. & Rom. Arch., 1900-8; prof. Lat. Trinity Coll. (Hartford, CT), 1908-10; prof, class, phil. Columbia, 1910-9; prof. Lat., 1919-37; ed. TAPA, 1904-16; sec.-treas. APA, 1904-16; pres., 1916-7.

  • Publications:

    "On Urbs Aeterna and Urbs Sacra," TAPA 25 (1894) 34-60; "Corrections and Additions to Lewis and Short," AJP 15 (1894) 348-55; "Notes on the Cato Maior," AJP 23 (1902) 436-42; M. Tulli Ciceronis Cato Maior de Senectute (New York, 1903); Italy. A Stereoscopic Tour (North Bennington, VT, 1903); "Studies in Tacitean Ellipsis: Descriptive Passages," TAPA 35 (1904) 5-26; "Cicero's Amaltheum," CP 1 (1906) 121-7; The Histories of Tacitus Books I & II (New York, 1910); Porta Latina, a Latin Reading Method (Boston & New York, 1915); "A Vexed Passage in the Gallic War," AJP 37 (1916) 206-9; Livy, Books 23-30, vols. 6-8 (trans.) LCL (London & New York, 1919); "A History of the American Philological Association," TAPA 50 (1919) 5-32; "Annalistic Method as Related to the Book Divisions in Tacitus," TAPA 54 (1923) 5-20; Orations of Cicero with a Selection from His Letters (New York, 1925; rev. ed. with J. E. Barss, 1929); Pufendorfs De Officio Hominis et Civis (trans.), Classics of International Law with English Translation, 2 vols. (New York, 1927); The Roman's World (New York, 1936; rev. 1946).

  • Notes:

    Frank Gardner Moore, a distinguished Latinist known primarily for his work on Livy and Tacitus, was one of the mainstays of the Department of Greek and Latin at Columbia University, where he was known for his compositions in Latin verse for special occasions. In the larger world he is still known for his contribution to the Livy volumes of the LCL. His long service to the APA reminds one of the days when it was possible for one to be both editor and secretary-treasurer. During World War I he was chairman of Local Exemption Board 135, New York City and was long an elder of the Brick Presbyterian Church in that city.

  • Sources:

    NatCAB 61:7-8; WhWh 1936-7:1746.

  • Author: Meyer Reinhold