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Lawrence Richardson, Jr.

Born: Dec 2, 1920

Death: Jul 21, 2013

Birthplace: Altoona

Nationality: United States

Lawrence Richardson, Jr.

Date of Birth : Dec 2, 1920
Date of Death : Jul 21, 2013
Birth Place : Altoona

Lawrence Richardson Jr. was an American Classicist and ancient historian educated at Yale University who was a member of the faculty of classics at Duke University from 1966 to 1991. He was married to the Classical archaeologist Emeline Hill Richardson. Richardson received numerous fellowships, including a Fulbright, a Guggenheim, and support from the American Council of Learned Societies. He was a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and field director of the AAR's Cosa excavations. He a Resident of the AAR, and the AAR’s Mellon Professor-in-Charge of the School of Classical Studies. In 2012 he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Archaeological Institute of America. Richardson's research included interest in Roman domestic architecture, the sites of Pompeii and Cosa, and Roman wall painting.

Also known as


  • Lawrence Richardson

Awards Won


  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
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