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Professor Richard Hunter

Professor Richard Hunter

Regius Professor of Greek

Fellow of Trinity College

Faculty of Classics
Sidgwick Avenue

Office Phone: 01223 335150 (Faculty) / 338410 (College)

Research Interests

Ancient literary criticism, Hellenistic and Roman poetry, the Greek and Roman novel, Greek literature and Greek religion

Research Supervision

Recent areas supervised include: Hesiod, Herodotus, Euripides, the rhetorical tradition, Hellenistic culture, Roman comedy

Key Publications

Hesiodic Voices. Studies in the Ancient Reception of Hesiod's Works and Days (Cambridge 2014)
Plato and the Traditions of Ancient Literature: the silent stream (Cambridge, 2012)
(with D. Russell) Plutarch, How to study poetry (Cambridge, 2011)
Critical Moments in Classical Literature (Cambridge, 2009)
(with I. Rutherford) Wandering Poets in Ancient Greek Culture (Cambridge, 2009)
On Coming After: Studies in Post-Classical Greek Literature and its Reception (Berlin, 2008)
The Shadow of Callimachus (Cambridge, 2006)
The Hesiodic Catalogue of Women: Constructions and Reconstructions (Cambridge, 2005)
(with M. Fantuzzi) Tradition and Innovation in Hellenistic Poetry (Cambridge, 2004)
Plato's Symposium (Oxford, 2004)
Theocritus: Encomium of Ptolemy Philadelphus (Berkeley, 2003)
Theocritus. A Selection (Cambridge, 1999)
Studies in Heliodorus (Cambridge, 1998)
Theocritus and the Archaeology of Greek Poetry (Cambridge, 1996)
The 'Argonautica' of Apollonius: literary studies (Cambridge, 1993)
Apollonius of Rhodes: Argonautica Book III (Cambridge, 1989)
The New Comedy of Greece and Rome (Cambridge, 1985)
A Study of Daphnis & Chloe (Cambridge, 1983)
Eubulus: The Fragments (Cambridge, 1983)


For a pdf of Professor Hunter's Inaugural Lecture please click here

Upcoming events

Philology Seminar

Dec 02, 2015

Room 1.11, Classics Faculty

Literature Seminar

Dec 02, 2015

Room 1.04, Classics Faculty

Upcoming events

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Vacancy - Project Archivist (Mycenae Archive)

Nov 09, 2015

The Faculty wishes to recruit a fixed term Archivist as part of the Mycenae Archive Project from 01 January 2016. Please see the Jobs & Vacancies page for more information

Calais Collection

Nov 09, 2015

Many thanks to all those who donated so generously to the collection for Calais refugees - in just over a week we collected around 40 bags of winter clothing and equipment!

Classics? (Wed 4 November 2015, 6-7.15pm)

Oct 27, 2015

Held at the British Academy and chaired by Professor Oliver Taplin FBA, University of Oxford, this lecture will delve into the study of Classics today, nationally and internationally, now and in the future – from philology to interdisciplinarity, from nostalgia to impact with Professor Mary Beard FBA. Mary Beard is one of Britain’s best-known Classicists: her BBC TV series Meet the Romans aired in 2012, and she writes an engaging and thought-provoking blog, A Don’s Life.

Philip Leverhulme Prize 2015

Oct 20, 2015

The Faculty is delighted to announce the award of a Philip Leverhulme prize to Renaud Gagné, University Reader in Ancient Greek Literature and Religion. Philip Leverhulme Prizes recognise the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising.Each prize has a value of £100,000. Congratulations Renaud!

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