Doctor of Philosophy, University Naples, 1971. Doctorate (honorary), University Naples, 1973. Degree (honorary), University Rome, 1978.
Assistant University Naples, 1972-1980, associate professor, 1980-1986. Professor University Rome, since 1986. Vice president council Istituto Rinascimento, Naples, since 1997.
Editor (director) Esperienze Letterarie, Naples, since 1990, Nuovi Annali SSAB, Florence, since 1990, Accademie e Bibliote che d'Italia, Rome, since 1995.
Member Accademia Pontenious, Institute Nazionale Sul Rinascimento Meridionale, Rotary International, Consiglio National Beni Culturali.
Son of; married Giovanna Bottigliero, February 23, 1973. Children: Gabriella, Luca.