Born in Anshun, China to John Alfred and Lillian Maud Austin.
Receives a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.
Receives a Master of Arts from the University of California Berkeley.
Receives a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of California Berkeley.
Becomes an assistant and then associate professor at the University of California Los Angeles.
Becomes a junior fellow of the Center for Hellenic Studies.
Serves as visiting professor at Yale University.
Becomes a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow.
Authors “Archery at the Dark of the Moon.”
Becomes an Aurelio Professor of Greek at Boston University.
Becomes a professor and chairman of the Department of Classics at the University of Massachusetts.
Becomes a professor of classics at the University of Arizona.
Serves as acting humanities dean at the University of Arizona.
Authors “Meaning and Being in Myth.”
Authors “Helen of Troy and Her Shameless Phantom.”
Appointed head of the Department of Classics at the University of Arizona.
Serves as a visiting professor at Leeds University.
Becomes Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies and Education at the University of Arizona.
Authors “Philoctetes and the Great Soul Robbery.”