Bachelor with honors, University Melbourne, 1936. Bachelor, University Oxford, England, 1939. Master of Arts, University Oxford, England, 1943.
Lecturer classics University Durham, England, 1939-1941, 46-51. Lecturer Greek University Sydney, Australia, 1945-1946. Senior lecturer Greek and Latin University Manchester, England, 1951-1956.
Professor Classics University Swansea, England, 1956-1967. Professor Latin University Manchester, England, 1967-1973. Visiting professor Princeton University, 1971-1972.
Professor Greek University Manchester, England, 1973-1982, professor emeritus Greek England, since 1982. Visiting professor University Texas, Austin, 1986.
Member Society for Promotion of Hellenic Studies (president 1983-1986).
Married Mariamna Clapiers de Collongues, December 16, 1944. Children: George Briscoe, Charlotte Inna.