Student, Kansas City Junior College, 1948. Bachelor of Science in Education, University Kansas, 1950. Postgraduate, Perkins School Theology, Southern Methodist University, 1953.
Master of Arts, University Missouri, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1962.
Teacher, Great Bend High School, Kansas, 1950;
teacher, Southeast High School, Kansas City, Missoury, 1951;
teacher, Northeast Junior High School, Kansas City, Missoury, 1954-1955;
from associate professor to professor, William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri, 1955-1964;
director correspondent study, professor, classics U. Kansas, Lawrence, 1964-1993. Retired;
visiting professor U. Cologne, Federal Republic of Germany, 1983.
Member Classical Association of Middle West and South (Ovatio award 1993), American Philological Association, American Classical League, Vergilian Society.
Married Shirley Ann Liese, June 6, 1954. Children– Stephen Oliver, Mark Clyde.