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Winners of the 2019 Runciman Book Prize

The £9,000 award, sponsored by Elias Paraskevas Attorneys1933, will be shared between: –

Time and its Adversaries in the Seleucid Empire
Paul J Kosmin
Belknap Press of Harvard

The Transformation of Athens
Robin Osborne
Princeton University Press

Also on the short list were the following four books which the judges commended highly: –

The Gardens of Corfu
Rachel Weaving with Marianne Majerus
Impress

The Excerpta Constantiniana and the Byzantine Appropriation of the Past
András Németh
CUP

The Best of the Grammarians
Francesca Schironi
University of Michigan Press

Hesiod – Works and Days
A E Stallings (trans.)
Penguin Classics

 

Greek culture and civilization year after year continue to be a source of inspiration.
Dr. Angeliki Lymperopoulou, judge (2014)


Francesca Schironi interview
1. Francesca, thank you for taking the time to talk to us about your book, The Best of the Grammarians, shortlisted for this year's Runciman ...
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schironi
Aristarchus’ Legacy By preparing his working text where he deleted lines which were probably spurious (for example, lines which were not well attested in the ...
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Andras Nemeth interview
Andras, thank you for taking the time to talk to us about your book. Can you tell us a little about your work with Greek ...
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Nemeth
The proem to the Excerpta survives via two independent channels. The text of both is identical and contains the name of the first collection (Inauguration ...
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Rachel Weaving interview
Rachel, thank you for taking the time to talk to us about your book, Gardens of Corfu. What first attracted you to Corfu? I first ...
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Corfu Gardens: Ancient Myth and Modern Magic Greenest of the Greek islands, Corfu exerts a powerful magic. For those who seek them out, its natural ...
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