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Regius Professor of Greek

Chair of the Faculty Board

Fellow of Trinity College

Faculty of Classics
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA

Email: [email protected] Office Phone: 01223 761007 (Faculty) / 338410 (College) Download as vCard

Areas of expertise

Greek and Latin Literature (A):
Interdisciplinary Studies (X):

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: Homer, Hesiod, Herodotus, Euripides, the rhetorical tradition, Plato, Hellenistic culture, Roman comedy

Key Publications

The Measure of Homer (Cambridge, 2018)
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

In the Round: how to use photogrammetry to make 3D models of classical casts

Oct 17, 2018

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery

Raiders of the Secret Scripts

Oct 19, 2018

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery

Religious Pollution: negotiating extremes in Greek antiquity

Oct 20, 2018

Faculty of Classics, Room G.19

The King with the Bling

Oct 23, 2018

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cast Gallery

On the Edge: Writing in Roman Britain

Oct 24, 2018

Faculty of Classics, Room G.19

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Second CREWS Conference: Call for Papers

Jun 27, 2018

We are pleased to announce the second CREWS conference, to take place Thursday 14th – Saturday 16th of March 2019. ‘Exploring the Social and Cultural Contexts of Historic Writing Systems’ aims to look at writing systems’ place in society and culture.

The Cambridge Philological Society Prize 2019 and 2020

Jun 27, 2018

The Cambridge Philological Society is pleased to announce the establishment of a prize for the best submitted article by a graduate student or early-career researcher.

Research Associate (Assistant Editor, Oxford History of the Archaic Greek World)

Jun 22, 2018

Details of how to apply for this one year fixed term post are now available online, Closing date 23 July 2018.

Life After Classics: alumni profiles

Jun 20, 2018

Our Classics alumni give us an insight into their lives after studying Classics at Cambridge.

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