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Richard L. Hunter


Richard L. Hunter

Richard L. Hunter
Born 1953 (age 60–61)
Institutions Stanford University
University of Cambridge
Alma mater University of Sydney
University of Cambridge
Thesis A commentary on Euboulos (1979)
Doctoral advisor C.F.L. Austin

Richard Lawrence Hunter (born 1953[1]) is a classical scholar and has since 2001 been the 37th Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge University.

Education and academic career

Richard Hunter was born and grew up in Australia. After graduating at the University of Sydney,[2] Australia he took his PhD at Cambridge University, subsequently becoming a lecturer at Cambridge and a Fellow of Pembroke College.

In 2001 he was appointed as the Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge[3] in succession to P. E. Easterling and became a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.[4]

Richard Hunter is a member of the Academy of Athens,[1] an Honorary Fellow of the University of Sydney[2] and has an honorary degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.[2] He serves on the advisory board of the periodical Materiali e discussioni per l'analisi dei testi classici.[5] Since 2013 he is president of the council of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki[6].


  • Eubulus: The Fragments (Cambridge, 1983)
  • A Study of Daphnis & Chloe (Cambridge, 1983)
  • The New Comedy of Greece and Rome (Cambridge, 1985)
  • Apollonius of Rhodes: Argonautica Book III (Cambridge, 1989)
  • The 'Argonautica' of Apollonius: literary studies (Cambridge, 1993)
  • Theocritus and the Archaeology of Greek Poetry (Cambridge, 1996)
  • Heliodorus (Cambridge, 1998)
  • Theocritus. A Selection (Cambridge, 1999)
  • Theocritus: Encomium of Ptolemy Philadelphus (Berkeley, 2003)
  • Plato's Symposium (Oxford, 2004)
  • Tradition and Innovation in Hellenistic Poetry (with M. Fantuzzi) (Cambridge, 2004)
  • The Hesiodic Catalogue of Women: Constructions and Reconstructions (Cambridge, 2005)
  • The Shadow of Callimachus (Cambridge, 2006)


External links

  • , Inaugural lecture as Regius Professor of Greek, 17 October 2001
  • Lecture given at the ceremonies' hall of the University of Athens, March 2006
Academic offices
Preceded by
P. E. Easterling
Regius Professor of Greek Cambridge University
2001 -
Succeeded by

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