Holt, Frank (L.) 1954-

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HOLT, Frank (L.) 1954-

PERSONAL: Born April 6, 1954, in Lynchburg, VA; son of Elwood (a brick mason) and Jane Anderson (a textile worker) Holt; married Linda Drinkard (a homemaker), May 17, 1975; children: Laura. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Lynchburg College, B.A., 1976; University of Virginia, M.A., 1978, Ph.D., 1984.

ADDRESSES: Home—4430 Kinglet St., Houston, TX 77035. Offıce—University of Houston, Department of History, Houston, TX 77204-3785. E-mail—[email protected] pop.uh.edu.

CAREER: University of Houston, Houston, TX, professor of history, 1982—. Houston Mummy Research Program, director, 1987-90.

MEMBER: American Numismatic Society, Association of Ancient Historians, Institute for Balkan Studies.

AWARDS, HONORS: Craddock Prize, Southwest Historical Association, 1983; Alexander Medal, Macedonian Society, 1995; Aristotle Prize, Greek Government, 1999.


(Editor) Greeks in Bactria and India, Ares, 1985. Alexander the Great and Bactria, Brill, 1988. Thundering Zeus, University of California Press, 1999.

Contributor of dozens of articles to professional and popular journals, including Newsweek, Archaeology, Aramco World, History Today, Ancient World, Numismatic Chronicle, Revue Numismatique, Ancient Macedonia, and Ancient History Bulletin.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Works on Hellenistic history and Alexander the Great; research on Alexander in India.

SIDELIGHTS: Frank L. Holt told CA: "I write so that readers will be astonished to discover that something as old and 'irrelevant' as ancient history can be thoroughly engaging and useful. I like to catch the eye of a busy commuter with such titles as 'French Fries and the Fall of Rome' and compel him/her to spend some time with a subject completely outside the scope of the day's business."

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