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Frank Russell

Professor of History; Co-Chair, Division of Social Sciences

Haupt Humanities 108B
Transylvania University
300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508-1797

Phone: (859) 233-8230
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Frank Russell teaches both history and classics at Transylvania. His background is in ancient history and languages, and he is particularly interested in the margins of empire in the ancient world.

Russell's book, Information Gathering in Classical Greece, focuses on political and military intelligence, and he has published shorter pieces on Greek and Roman military history. He is currently working on a chapter discussing Roman counterinsurgency policy and operations in Judaea.

Russell teaches courses in classical and medieval history, Greek, and Latin, as well as contributing to Transylvania's common core courses. He regularly offers travel courses to Greece, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, and Egypt.


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Academic history

Courses taught

Recent publications

Awards

Areas of research

Professional memberships

Academic history

  • Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles, 1994
  • M.A., University of California-Los Angeles, 1991
  • B.A., Loyola Marymount University, 1988

Courses taught

  • Archaic and Classical Greece
  • Greek Religion
  • Julius Caesar
  • From Alexander to Cleopatra
  • Classical Architecture
  • The Ancient Polis
  • Imperial Rome
  • Medieval History
  • History of Espionage
  • Diplomacy and War in Antiquity

Recent publications

  • "Greek and Roman Intelligence" in The Oxford Handbook of Classical Warfare, Campbell and Tritle, edd. Oxford, forthcoming

Awards

  • Kentucky Monthly Professor Superlatives, Most Creative, 2011
  • Bingham Fellow

Areas of research

  • Ancient history, especially military and political intelligence, counter-insurgency, and frontier studies

Professional memberships

  • American Historical Association
  • American Philological Association


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