RUNCIMAN AWARD 2020 and 2021

The Anglo-Hellenic League(Registered Charity No. 278892)The Hellenic Centre, 16/18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5ASEmail: info@anglohellenicleague.orgPresident and Chief Patron HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVOJoint Patrons HE The Greek Ambassador to the Court of St James’sHBM Ambassador to the Hellenic RepublicChair John Kittmer PhD The Council of the Anglo-Hellenic League has decided to hold the next … Read more

Speech by the Chairman of the Judges, on the occasion of the 2019 Runciman Award Ceremony

The RUNCIMAN AWARD 2019 Administered by the Anglo-Hellenic League The Anglo-Hellenic League, 16-18 Paddington Street., London W1U 5AS (Registered Charity No 278892) PRESIDENT AND CHIEF PATRON HRH Prince Michael of Kent KCVO JOINT PATRONS HE The Greek Ambassador to the Court of St James’s; HBM Ambassador to Greece CHAIRMAN Mr John Kittmer RUNCIMAN AWARD SPEECH … Read more


An excerpt from The Best of the Grammarians, by Francesca 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 manuscript tradition), Aristarchus to a large extent determined the text of Homer that we still read today, as the disappearance of the ‘wild papyri’ seems to prove94 .Yet the importance … Read more

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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