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Two joint winners, four others short-listed and highly commended


The Runciman judges met on 1 May to assess the field of 51 books submitted for the Runciman Award this year. They arrived at a short list of six books from which they chose two joint winners. 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



The Excerpta Constantiniana and the Byzantine Appropriation of the Past

Andras Németh



The Best of the Grammarians

Francesca Schironi

University of Michigan Press


Hesiod, Works and Days

A E Stallings (trans.)

Penguin Classics


The award ceremony will be held at the Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS on Thursday 13 June.


The authors of the books listed have all been invited to join us, and the winners will speak about their books. Everyone attending will have the opportunity to meet and talk with the authors, and the judges, during a reception which will follow the formal proceedings. Copies of the books will be on sale.


All our members, supporters and others with an interest are welcome to attend on 13 June. Proceedings will start at 7.00 pm. Please send your names in advance by email to info@anglohellenicleague.orgFor further information visit our website specific to the book award:, where fuller information about the books will be posted between now and the award ceremony.

The League's Summer Events


The League will hold its Annual General Meeting at 5pm on Thursday 13 June 2019, at the Hellenic Centre on Paddington Street.


The Runciman Award Ceremony 2019 will also take place on the same date, at 7pm in the Great Hall of the Hellenic Centre. 


The Katie Lentakis Award Ceremony 2019 will take place at 6pm on Monday 17 June 2019, at King's College London, The Strand.


Information on the above events can be found on our cultural pages.

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