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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

Apollonius of Rhodes: Argonautica Book IV (Cambridge, 2015)
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

Archaeology Seminar

May 03, 2016

Room 1.04, Classics Faculty

Archaeology Seminar

May 03, 2016

Room 1.04, Classics Faculty

Philology Seminar

May 04, 2016

Room G.21, Faculty of Classics

Literature Seminar

May 04, 2016

Room 1.04, Classics Faculty

Philosophy Seminar

May 05, 2016

Room 1.11, Classics Faculty

Upcoming events

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Cambridge Schools Video Competition

Apr 25, 2016

The shortlist for the Cambridge Ancient World Video Competition is being revealed this week (one film at a time). There has been an amazing range of entries and it has been a very hard choice. To see how the Classicists of the future have done visit one of the links below...

Professor Mary Beard awarded Bodley Medal

Apr 06, 2016

The Faculty notes with pleasure that Professor Mary Beard has been awarded the Bodley Medal at the Oxford Literary Festival on 5 April 2016.

New ERC Project: CREWS

Apr 05, 2016

The Faculty is pleased to announce that Dr Pippa Steele has been awarded a European Research Council grant (c.1.5M euros) to run the project 'Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems' (CREWS) for five years from the beginning of April.

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