Franklin, James L(ee), Jr. 1947-

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FRANKLIN, James L(ee), Jr. 1947-

PERSONAL:

Born July 19, 1947, in Dayton, OH; son of James Lee and Dorothy (Eckhart) Franklin. Education: Denison University, B.A. (with honors), 1969; Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada), M.A., 1970; Duke University, Ph.D., 1975.

ADDRESSES:

Home—1310 East Hunter Ave., Bloomington, IN 47401. Office—Department of Classical Studies, Ballantine Hall 547, Indiana University—Bloomington, Bloomington, IN 47405. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Columbia University, Barnard College, New York, NY, assistant professor of classical studies, 1975-76; Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, assistant professor of classical studies, 1976-77; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, visiting assistant professor of classical studies, 1977-80; Indiana University—Bloomington, Bloomington, assistant professor, 1981-84, associate professor, 1984-93, professor of classical studies, 1993—. American Academy in Rome, president of advisory council for School of Classical Studies, 1988-91, juror for Rome Prize competitions, 1993-95; Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, member of managing committee, 1989-94, A. W. Mellon Professor in Charge, 1994-95, professor in charge, 1997-98. Lecturer at other institutions, including College of Charleston, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Clemson University, University of Southern California, Howard University, and University of Florida; public speaker. Michigan Classical Conference, member of executive committee, 1979-80.

MEMBER:

Association Internationale d'Epigraphie Grecque et Latine, Associazione Internazionale "Amici di Pompei," American Philological Association, American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy, Archaeological Institute of America, Vergilian Society (director of program at Cumae, 1987-89, 1990, 1993; member of board of trustees, 1992-95), Classical Association of the Middle West and South (member of executive committee, 1988-92), Phi Beta Kappa.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Travel grant for Pompeii, Duke University, 1973; fellow, American Academy in Rome, 1973-75; grant, American Council of Learned Societies, 1976; fellow in Rome and Pompeii, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1980-81; AMOCO Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1987; Trustees' Teaching Award, Indiana University—Bloomington, 2000-01.

WRITINGS:

The Etruscans (television special), The Travel Channel, 1995.

Pompeii: The Buried City (television special), Arts and Entertainment, 1995.

Pompeis difficile est: Studies in the Political Life of Imperial Pompeii, University of Michigan Press (Ann Arbor, MI), 2001.

Contributor to books, including The Ancient City: Its Concepts and Expression, edited by Karelisa V. Hartigan, Lexington Books, 1980; The Shapes of City Life in Rome and Pompeii, edited by M. T. Boatwright and H. B. Evans, Caratzas, 1996; and Pompeii and the Ancient Settlements under Vesuvius, edited by J. J. Dobbins and P. W. Foss, Routledge (New York, NY), 1999. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Vergilius, American Journal of Archaeology, Classical Bulletin, Historia, Classical Journal, Journal of Roman Archaeology, and American Journal of Philology.