Matthew Simonton

An excerpt from Matthew Simonton’s entry, Classical Greek Oligarchy: a Political History

At least since the time of the poet Pindar in the mid-fifth century BCE, the ancient Greeks understood that  regimes could be classed according to rule by the one, the few, or the many. Twenty-five centuries later, if one were to press Classical historians on how much attention they have paid to each type, they might respond, with some sheepishness, that two out of three ain’t bad.

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2018 Runciman Book Prize: short list announced

Press Release – 21st April 2018


The Anglo-Hellenic League

(Registered Charity No. 278892)
The Hellenic Centre, 16/18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS
President and Chief Patron HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO
Joint Patrons HE The Greek Ambassador to the Court of St James’s
HBM Ambassador to Greece
Chairman Gerald Cadogan MA FSA

The short list for the 2018 Runciman Award was announced today by the Anglo-Hellenic League on behalf of the judges.

The books from which the winner will be selected are:

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Announcement of the 2018 Runciman Award

  The RUNCIMAN AWARD 2018 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 Gerald Cadogan 31 October … Read more