Richard L. Hunter
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Richard L. Hunter
Richard L. Hunter
Born1953 (age 67–68)
Alma materUniversity of Sydney
University of Cambridge
Scientific career
InstitutionsStanford University
University of Cambridge
ThesisA commentary on Euboulos (1979)
Doctoral advisorC. F. L. Austin

Richard Lawrence Hunter, FBA (born 1953[1]) is a classical scholar. In 2001 he became 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]

In 2013 Richard Hunter was elected a Fellow of the British Academy.[7]


  • 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)
  • Studies in 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)
  • On Coming After: Studies in Post-Classical Greek Literature and its Reception (Berlin, 2008)
  • Wandering Poets in Ancient Greek Culture (with I. Rutherford) (Cambridge, 2009)
  • Critical Moments in Classical Literature (Cambridge, 2009)
  • Plutarch, How to study poetry (with D. Russell) (Cambridge, 2011)
  • Plato and the Traditions of Ancient Literature: the silent stream (Cambridge, 2012)
  • Hesiodic Voices. Studies in the Ancient Reception of Hesiod's Works and Days (Cambridge 2014)
  • Dionysius of Halicarnassus and Augustan Rome (ed.; with Casper C. de Jonge) (Cambridge 2018)


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Academic offices
Preceded by
P. E. Easterling
Regius Professor of Greek Cambridge University

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