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Dr Ailsa Hunt

Dr Ailsa Hunt

Temporary Lecturer in Classics (Ancient History)

Fitzwilliam College
Cambridge
CB3 0DG

Research Interests

Roman cultural history; Roman religion; the sacrality of trees in Roman culture; the word numen; Greco-Roman ecological thinking; divine names; the history of scholarship on Roman religon; classical reception in 20th and 21st century poetry.

Key Publications

Hunt, A. (forthcoming) Reviving Roman Religion: Sacred Trees in the Roman World (Cambridge Classical Studies, Cambridge University Press)

Hunt, A. (in press) ‘Arboreal Animists: the (ab)use of Roman Sacred Trees in Early Anthropology’ in The Classics and Early Anthropology (Brill)

Hunt, A. (2014) ‘Thought and Belief’ in Nicholls, M. ed. 30-Second Ancient Rome (Ivy Press) pp. 94-110

Hunt, A. (2014) ‘Pozzuoli of the heart: overlapping fragments of the classical past in the poetry of Jamie McKendrick’ CRJ 6.3 pp. 382-401 

Hunt, A. (2012) ‘Keeping the memory alive: the physical continuity of the ficus Ruminalis’ in Bommas, M., Harrisson, J. & Roy, P. eds. Memory and Urban Religion in the Ancient World (London) pp. 111-128

Hunt, A. (2011) ‘Priapus as wooden god: confronting manufacture and destruction’ CCJ 57 pp. 29-54

Hunt, A. (2010) ‘Elegiac Grafting in Pomona’s Orchard: Ovid, Metamorphoses 14.623-771’ MD 65 pp. 43-58

Upcoming events

Odysseus the Pirate

Apr 07, 2017

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Animal Antics

Apr 11, 2017

The B Club

May 08, 2017

1.11

The B Club

May 15, 2017

1.11

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Greek Play 2016 Videos now on line

Feb 07, 2017

Highlights and a full length video of the Cambridge Greek Play 2016, a double bill of Antigone and Lysistrata, are now available to view on line.

Understanding Relations Between Scripts II: Early Alphabets

Jan 05, 2017

21-22 March 2017. This conference, the second in the Understanding Relations Between Scripts series, focuses on the development of alphabetic writing systems in the later second and earlier first millennia BC.

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