Bachelor, University Thessaloniki, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, University Thessaloniki, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, University Oxford, England, 1965.
Master of Arts, University Oxford, England, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa, R.A.U., Johannesburg, South Africa, 2001.
Associate professor, chairman comparative literature University Maryland, 1966-1968. Professor University Oxford, 1968-1972, University Thessaloniki, 1972-1975, University Athens, Greece, since 1977. Director Institute Balkan Studies, Thessaloniki, 1972-1980.
Member Modern Greek Literature Society (president since 1990), Society Translators Literature (president awards committee since 1986), Hellenic Indian Society (vice president since 1993), Society Promotion Greek Language (president since 1993).
Married Anthoula Chalkias, August 14, 1966. Children: Christos, Aristides.