Frederic Stanley Dunn
  • Frederic Stanley Dunn
  • Professor of Greek and Latin at Willamette 1895-1898

Frederic Stanley Dunn

Frederic Dunn (1872 - Jan. 7, 1937) was born in Eugene, Oregon. He received his education at the University of Oregon and Harvard University.

Between 1895 and 1898, he served as Professor of Greek and Latin and Secretary of the Faculty at Willamette University. During this time, he organized a Classical Club, a Faculty Lecture Course, and was President of the local Epsworth League, the youth organization of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

In 1898, he moved to the University of Oregon, where he was professor of Latin and head of the Latin Department until his retirement in 1935 and began to publish a series of articles, mostly on coins and on Julius Caesar. In 1912, Prof. Dunn was elected President of the largest regional Classics association, the Classical Association of the Midwest and South (CAMWS).

In Eugene, Prof. Dunn also joined the Masons and became a member of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.

The manuscript collection of the University of Oregon library contains a box with his scrapbooks (#289).

Education

  • A.B., University of Oregon 1892
  • A.B., Harvard University 1894
  • A.M. University of Oregon 1898
  • A.M. Harvard University 1903

Publications

• "Translations of Horace, Odes 1.38." Univ. of Oregon Monthly Nov. 1904.

 

• "The Helvetian Quartet: Orgetorix, Nammeius, Verucloetius, Divico." Classical Weekly 2 (1909) 178-81, 186-88, 194-95.

 

• "A Study in Roman Coins of the Empire." University of Oregon Bulletin. N.S. 7.3 (1909) (23 p.),
   reprinted in Records of the Past 9.1 (1910) 31-52 and
   The Numismatist
29.5 (1916) 201-206; 29.6 (1916) 253-258; 29.7 (1916) 301-306.

• "The First Steps in the Deification of Julius Caesar." TAPhA 40 (1909) 27-28.

 

• "The Julian Star." Classical Weekly3 (1910) 87; repr. in Popular Astronomy 18 (1910) 164-165.

 

• "The Historical Novel in the Classroom." Classical Journal 6.7 (Apr. 1911) 296-304.

 

• "Benjamin Franklin Before the Revolution." Annual of the Oregon Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Nov. 1911.

 

• "The Last of the Sequani: A Reconstruction." University of Oregon Bulletin. N.S. 9.4 (Dec. 1911) (14 p.)

 

• "The Coins of Antoninus Pius." Records of the Past 10 (1911) 17-33, 77-91, 213-226.

 

• "Juvenal as a Humorist." Classical Weekly4.7 (1910) 50-54.

 

• "By-paths in Caesarian Bibliography." Classical Weekly 9 (1911) 65-70.

 

• "A Coin of Trajan Decius." Classical Weekly 5 (1912) 130-32.

 

• "The Betrothed Whom Caesar Rejected." Univ. of Oregon Extension Monitor 1.2 (March 1913) 2-4.

 

• "Rome, the Unifinished and Unkempt." Classical Weekly 10 (1914) 312-322.

 

• "Roman superbia on the Imperial Coinage." Numismatist30 (1916) 141-45, 189-92.

 

• "Julius Caesar in the English Chronicles," The Classical Journal Vol. 14.5 (1919) 290-291.

• "Julius Caesar at the Winter Solstice." Social Science 4 (1929) 48.