German classical philologist. Born Gerstetten (Heidenheim an der Brenz) 26. 11. 1929, died Tübingen 3. 5. 1988. 1949–1955 studied classical philology, history and philosophy at Univ. of Tübingen (with one semester at Basel); 1955 doctorate at Tübingen; 1960 habil. here. From 1968 to his death, prof. ord. in classical philology at Tübingen. From 1974, member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and chairman of its Goethe Dictionary committee.