Francesca Schironi interview

An interview with Francesca Schironi, author of The Best of the Grammarians

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 Award. This is a book by a scholar about a scholar. Can you say a bit to explain to the non-scholar readers of our website what it is all about? … Read moreAn interview with Francesca Schironi, author of The Best of the Grammarians

Andras Nemeth interview

An interview with András Németh, author of The Excerpta Constantiniana and the Byzantine Appropriation of the Past

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 manuscripts, and what led you to take an interest in the Excerpta Constantiniana? Your line of academic work is very specialised, as is the Byzantine book that you are writing about. Could you set the scene for the general reader, and tell us what your book is about?

When I was a student of Latin, Greek and history in Budapest, I was always fascinated by manuscripts. I very soon discovered that I can spot details in manuscripts, handwritten books, which others had failed to notice.

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Rachel Weaving interview

An interview with Rachel Weaving, author of Gardens of Corfu

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 went to Corfu to visit friends, but quickly fell in love with its green landscapes, old Venetian architecture, and its welcoming people. As a gardener myself, I was intrigued by … Read moreAn interview with Rachel Weaving, author of Gardens of Corfu

Alicia Stallings interview

An interview with Alicia Stallings, translator of Hesiod’s Works and Days

Alicia, thank you for taking the time to speak to us about your translation of Hesiod’s Works and Days, which has been shortlisted for this year’s Runciman Award. You seem particularly inspired to follow in the footsteps of the ancient Greek poets. Can you explain why you are drawn to them? I’ve lived in Greece … Read moreAn interview with Alicia Stallings, translator of Hesiod’s Works and Days

Carolyn Higbie interview

An interview with Carolyn Higbie, author of Collectors, Scholars, and Forgers in the Ancient World: Object Lessons

Carolyn, thank you for taking the time to answer a few questions about your book. Before we turn to Collectors, Scholars, and Forgers in the Ancient World: Object Lessons, I’d like to ask about your background. You studied at Princeton and at Oxford, and spent some of your school years in Britain as well as in the … Read moreAn interview with Carolyn Higbie, author of Collectors, Scholars, and Forgers in the Ancient World: Object Lessons