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James Earnest Packer, American classics educator. Recipient grant American Philosophical Society, 1965, 68, 82, 83, American Council of Learned Societies, 1965, 73, 75, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1970, 72, Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1989, 95, 96, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts, 1989.


Packer, James Earnest was born on December 25, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of James Bryant Claypoole and Lona (Mosk) Packer.


AB, University of California, Berkeley, 1959;Master of Arts, University of California, Berkeley, 1960;Doctor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley, 1964.


Assistant professor, California State University, Northridge, 1964-1966;assistant professor, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1966-1971;associate professor, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1971-1990;professor, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, since 1990. Consultant Getty Center for the History and Art of the Humanities, Santa Monica, 1985-1987, Time Life Books, Alexandria, Virginia, 1992-1994, The Getty Museum, 1996-1997.



Fellow American Academy in Rome (advisory council). Member Archaeol. Institute of America, Society of Ancient Historians, Society for Classical American, Society of Archl. Historians.


James Bryant Claypoole Packer

Lona (Mosk) Packer