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.
Elis honours a Spartan and a Euboean, c.450
A bronze tablet in the shape of a flat ring, found at Olympia and now in the museum there. Phot. Kyrielis (ed.), Olympia, 1875–2000, p. 360 Abb. 1.
Press Release – 21st April 2018
2018 RUNCIMAN BOOK PRIZE: SHORT LIST ANNOUNCED
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 books from which the winner will be selected are:
From Antiquity to Byzantium, from Cyprus to Atlantis, from mental health to the history of food… You can find the full list of entries for the 2018 Runciman Award here.
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