2016 Honorees


Prof. John Camp (center) accepts his Athens prize of a silver Athenian owl with Acting School Trustee President William Loomis, COO of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Vasili Tsamis, School Trustee Chairman Malcolm Wiener, and Managing Committee Chair Jenifer Neils

Professor John McK. Camp II, Director of the Athenian Agora Excavations of the ASCSA, is one of the foremost experts on thetopography of Athens and Attica and a field archaeologist with enormous breadth of knowledge and experience. Prof. Camp received his A.B. in Classics from Harvard University (1968), and his M.A. (1972) and Ph.D. (1977) in Classical Archaeology from Princeton University. He served as Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Classical Studies at the ASCSA from 1985 to 1996, and since then has taught at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, where he is the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Professor of Classics. Prof. Camp is revered by students and colleagues—both within the ASCSA community and all over the world—for his exacting standards, inspirational leadership, and generosity. A gifted speaker and tour leader, he is a role model to many who have worked with him, and a tireless advocate and ambassador for Greek archaeology. This year we cele-brate an impressive anniversary, 50 years of Prof. Camp’s association with the Agora, with gratitude for his careful stewardship of the excavations and admiration for his deep commitment to Greece and its antiquities.


Anastasis Leventis accepts the Gennadius Prize (a design in silver based on an iconic book in the Library's collection) from Gennadius Overseer Leo Milonas, with Typhaine (Zagoreos) de Bure and Library Director Maria Georgopolou

The A. G. Leventis Foundation was established in 1979 to fulfill the wishes of the late Anastasios Leventis. In Cyprus, Greece, and wider southeastern Europe, the Foundation’s main emphasis has been on the restoration of a number of monuments of various periods and on support for education and culture. Elsewhere in Europe, and further afield, there has also been a concentration on education, with a particular focus on the communities of the Greek diaspora. An international program of support for Greek studies has been developed over the years in parallel with efforts to study and enhance the presentation of Cypriot antiquities in museums around the world. The Foundation has active international programs on environmental conservation and sustainable agriculture, with emphasis on developing countries.