I was born in Washington DC 3 December 1929 but grew up in Palo Alto, CA. Graduated from Palo Alto High 1946. Served in the US Army 1950-53, CIB from Korean War. AB University of California Santa Barbara 1955; PhD in Ancient History, UCLA 1961. After some early postings I taught at UC Santa Barbara 1965-90 with visiting professorships at UC Berkeley (history), Princeton (Classic) and University of Haifa (Maritime Archaeology).
Most of my writing has been academic. Notable are Plutarch's Themistocles, a Historical Commentary (Princeton); Greek Society (Heath, Houghton Mifflin), which paid a royalty for 45 years through five editions. Also over 50 articles and reviews in Greek history and archaeology. I have also been an active archaeologist: underwater archaeology in Italy, Greece and Turkey; and a land dig in Crete. I started writing fiction after I retired (see author page on Amazon) e.g, Dead Philadelphians (Capra,1999) Gershwin's Las Waltz and other Stories (self-published), The Grottos of Barigoule (self-published, 2019). Still writing at 90.

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