Frank, Tenney, 1876–1939, American historian, b. Clay Center, Kans. After 1919 he was a professor at Johns Hopkins Among his best-known works are A History of Rome (1923), Economic History of Rome (1920, rev. ed. 1927), and Catullus and Horace (1928, repr. 1965).
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Frank, Tenney(1876–1939) classicist, historian; born near Clay Center, Kans. He was educated at the Universities of Kansas (B.A. 1898, M.A. 1899) and Chicago (Ph.D. 1903) and taught at Bryn Mawr (1904–19) and Johns Hopkins (1919–38). Often called the finest American historian of Rome of his time, he was appropriately the first American classicist to hold the Eastman Professorship at Oxford (1938–39). Editor of the American Journal of Philology (1936–39), and University of California Sather professor in 1930, he published fifteen books (including An Economic Survey of Ancient Rome, 1920 and 1933), more than 150 articles, and many reviews.
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