Bachelor, Cambridge University, England, 1949. Master of Arts, Cambridge University, England, 1953. Postgraduate, University Basle, Switzerland, 1949.
Postgraduate, British School at Rome, 1950.
Assistant lecturer classics University Hull, England, 1951-1953. Lecturer classics University Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1953-1965. Associate professor classics State University of New York, Buffalo, 1965-1972, professor classics, 1972-1991, professor emeritus, since 1991.
Sub-Lieutenant British Royal Navy, 1946. Member Lincoln Record Society, Classical Association of England and Wales (member council 1956-1957).
Married Hilary Joan Smithers, January 9, 1960. Children: Hugh James Lauriston, Christopher John.