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Professor Richard Hunter

Professor Richard Hunter

Regius Professor of Greek

Fellow of Trinity College

Faculty of Classics
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA

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

Landscape and Stone: oil paintings of Lazio, Italy

Feb 02, 2015

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Classical Archaeology Seminar

Feb 03, 2015

Room 1.04

Mycenean Seminar

Feb 04, 2015

Room G.21, Faculty of Classics

Literature Seminar

Feb 04, 2015

Room 1.04, Classics Faculty

Ancient Philosophy Seminar

Feb 05, 2015

Room 1.11

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Temporary Lectureship in Classics (Ancient History)

Jan 30, 2015

Temporary Lectureship in Classics (Ancient History)

REF 2014 Results

Jan 06, 2015

Results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise

Charles A. Goodwin Prize for Merit 2014

Dec 15, 2014

Charles A. Goodwin Prize for Merit 2014

Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship

Dec 11, 2014

Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship

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