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Professor Richard Hunter

Professor Richard Hunter

Regius Professor of Greek

Chair of the Faculty Board

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

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

Aesop's Forest: The Owl and the Grasshopper

Apr 04, 2018

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Art Blast

Apr 05, 2018

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

J.H Gray Lectures 2018

May 08, 2018

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Senior Research Fellowship, All Souls College, Oxford

Feb 28, 2018

The Faculty congratulates Dr Lucia Prauscello, Reader in Greek Literature and Language, on her appointment to a Senior Research Fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford.

Julius Caesar Revealed - BBC one

Feb 09, 2018

Mary Beard looks into some of the big questions surrounding one of the most prominent rulers in history.

Dr Yannis Galanakis elected to The Archaeological Society at Athens

Feb 08, 2018

Dr Galanakis has been elected to a regular membership of The Archaeological Society at Athens, the oldest archaeological organisation in Greece established in 1837.

The CREWS project at the Fitzwilliam Museum

Jan 17, 2018

The CREWS project has collaborated with the Fitzwilliam Museum and the British Museum to produce a fantastic display.

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