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Hunter, R. L. (Richard L.)

Overview
Works: 57 works in 256 publications in 4 languages and 7,324 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic poetry  History  Sources  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Commentator for written text
Classifications: PA4443.E5, 882.0109
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by R. L Hunter
The new comedy of Greece and Rome by R. L Hunter( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argonautica by Apollonius( Book )

30 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato's Symposium by R. L Hunter( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Hunter's] fine study does full justice to the complexity of this ever fascinating work and will encourage further thought amongst readers. Penelope Murray, Journal of Hellenic Studies 126, Reviews of Books
The fragments by R. L Hunter( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Idylls of Theocritus : a verse translation by Theocritus( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a new annotated translation of the Greek poems of Theocritus of Syracuse (first half of the third century B.C.), the inventor of 'bucolic' or 'pastoral' poetry, the principal model for Virgil in the Eclogues, and hence a major figure in the literary traditions which antiquity bequeathed to Western literature. Although it is the pastoral poems for which he is best known, Theocritus' oeuvre also includes hymns to the gods, brilliant mime depictions of everyday life, and encomia of the great, such as Ptolemy Philadelphus. Theocritus is our best witness to the rich variety of poetic forms which flourished in the Hellenistic age."--Jacket
Tradition and innovation in Hellenistic poetry by Marco Fantuzzi( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hellenistic poets of the third and second centuries BC sought to mark their continuity with the classical past as well as demonstrate their independence from it. This major study explores Greek poetry of the period and its reception and influence in Rome. The volume covers some of the most familiar poetry of the age, such as Callimachus' Aitia, alongside detailed consideration of newly published texts like the epigrams of Posidippus
The shadow of Callimachus : studies in the reception of Hellenistic poetry at Rome by R. L Hunter( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through a series of critical readings this book builds a picture of the Roman reaction to, and adoption of, the Greek poetry of the last three pre-Christian centuries. Although the greatest figure of Greek poetry after Alexander, Callimachus of Cyrene, and his contemporaries, stand at the heart of the book, the individual studies embrace the full scope of what remains of Hellenistic poetry, both high literary productions and the more marginal poetry, such as that in honour of the great goddess Isis. The singularity of the poetry of Catullus and Virgil, of Horace and the elegists, emerges as more rich and complex than has hitherto been appreciated
Critical moments in classical literature : studies in the ancient view of literature and its uses by R. L Hunter( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of innovative critical readings exploring how the ancients discussed the meaning of literary works and their importance in society.--Résumé de l'éditeur
Wandering poets in ancient Greek culture : travel, locality and pan-Hellenism by Richard Hunter( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book traces this central aspect of ancient culture from its roots in the Near Eastern societies which preceded the Greeks, through the way in which early semi-mythical figures such as Orpheus were imagined, the poets who travelled to the brilliant courts of archaic tyrants, and on into the fluid mobility of imperial and late antique culture. The emphasis is both on why poets travelled, and on how local communities used the skills of these outsiders for their own purposes. Wandering poets are also set within the wider context of ancient networks of exchange, patronage and affiliation between communities and are seen as one particularly powerful manifestation of a feature of ancient life which is too often overlooked."--Jacket
How to study poetry = De audiendis poetis by Plutarch( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Plutarch's essay 'How to Study Poetry' offers a set of reading practices intended to remove the potential damage that poetry can do to the moral health of young readers. It opens a window on to a world of ancient education and scholarship which can seem rather alien to those brought up in the highly sophisticated world of modern literary theory and criticism. The full Introduction and Commentary, by two of the world's leading scholars in the field, trace the origins and intellectual affiliations of Plutarch's method and fully illustrate the background to each of his examples. As such this book may serve as an introduction to the whole subject of ancient reading practices and literary criticism. The Commentary also pays particular attention to grammar, syntax and style, and sets this essay within the context of Plutarch's thought and writing more generally"--
Studies in Heliodorus by R. L Hunter( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On coming after : studies in post-classical Greek literature and its reception by R. L Hunter( Book )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: Richard Hunter, University of Cambridge, U.K
Latin literature and its transmission : papers in honour of Michael Reeve by R. L Hunter( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a series of innovative studies in the textual and literary criticism of Latin literature, exploring how these two branches of the discipline are mutually supportive. The contributors include many leading scholars in the field. Individual essays are devoted to Catullus, Cicero, Horace, Lucretius, Ovid, Tacitus and Virgil, and there are also essays on the Renaissance reception of Virgil and on principles of editorial practice. The collection celebrates the extraordinary contribution which Michael Reeve has made and continues to make to Latin studies
A selection : Idylls : 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11 and 13 by Theocritus( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theocritus and the archeology of the Greek poetry by R. L Hunter( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On coming after by R. L Hunter( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On coming after by R. L Hunter( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hesiodic voices : studies in the ancient reception of Hesiod's Works and days by R.L Hunter( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hesiod was the greatest archaic poet after Homer: this book explores his influence on Greek literature and culture
Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica by Apollonius( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Apollonius' epic, the Argonautica, is not just a masterpiece of Hellenistic poetry drawing on the entire tradition of previous Greek literature, but was enormously influential on Latin epic, especially Virgil's Aeneid. Book IV tells the story of the Argonauts' return to Greece with the Golden Fleece, their nightmarish trips through the uncharted rivers of central Europe and the desert wastes of North Africa, the terrible killing of Medea's brother, and the anguish of the young girl which foreshadows her bloody future. This is the first modern commentary in English. Problems of syntax and language are fully explained, and there is a sophisticated discussion of the poem as literature. It will be useful for advanced undergraduates and graduate students studying Greek poetry, as well as of interest to scholars."
Jason and the golden fleece : (the Argonautica) by Apollonius( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a new translation of the only extant Greek epic poem to bridge the gap between Homer and late antiquity - a major product of the brilliant world of the Ptolemaic court at Alexandria, written by Apollonius of Rhodes in the third century BC
 
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The new comedy of Greece and Rome
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ArgonauticaPlato's SymposiumThe fragmentsThe Idylls of Theocritus : a verse translationTradition and innovation in Hellenistic poetryThe shadow of Callimachus : studies in the reception of Hellenistic poetry at RomeCritical moments in classical literature : studies in the ancient view of literature and its usesWandering poets in ancient Greek culture : travel, locality and pan-Hellenism