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Hunter, R. L. (Richard L.)

Works: 52 works in 319 publications in 5 languages and 10,344 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  History  Sources  Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Commentator
Classifications: PA3081, 884.01
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Most widely held works by R. L Hunter
Plato's Symposium by R. L Hunter ( )
11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,215 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
Encomium of Ptolemy Philadelphus by Theocritus ( )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Under Ptolemy II Philadelphus, who ruled Egypt in the middle of the third century B.C.E., Alexandria became the brilliant multicultural capital of the Greek world. Theocritus's poem in praise of Philadelphus--at once a Greek king and an Egyptian pharaoh--is the only extended poetic tribute to this extraordinary ruler that survives. Combining the Greek text, an English translation, a full line-by-line commentary, and extensive introductory studies of the poem's historical and literary context, this volume also offers a wide-ranging and far-reaching consideration of the workings and representation of poetic patronage in the Ptolemaic age. In particular, the book explores the subtle and complex links among Theocritus's poem, modes of praise drawn from both Greek and Egyptian traditions, and the subsequent flowering of Latin poetry in the Augustan age. As the first detailed account of this important poem to show how Theocritus might have drawn on the pharaonic traditions of Egypt as well as earlier Greek poetry, this book affords unique insight into how praise poetry for Ptolemy and his wife may have helped to negotiate the adaptation of Greek culture that changed conditions of the new Hellenistic world. Invaluable for its clear translation and its commentary on genre, dialect, diction, and historical reference in relation to Theocritus's Encomium, the book is also significant for what it reveals about the poem's cultural and social contexts and about Theocritus' devices for addressing his several readerships. COVER IMAGE: The image on the front cover of this book is incorrectly identified on the jacket flap. The correct caption is: Gold Oktadrachm depicting Ptolemy II and Arsinoe (mid-third century BCE; by permission of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
The new comedy of Greece and Rome by R. L Hunter ( Book )
17 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On coming after studies in post-classical Greek literature and its reception by R. L Hunter ( )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This work gathers together the principal essays of Richard Hunter, whose work has been fundamental in the modern re-evaluation of Greek literature after Alexander and its reception at Rome and elsewhere. At the heart of Hunter's work lies the high poetry of Ptolemaic Alexandria and the narrative literature of later antiquity ('the ancient novel'), but comedy, mime, didactic poetry and ancient literary criticism all fall within the scope of these studies. Principal recurrent themes are the uses and recreation of the past, the modes of poetic allusion, the moral purpose of literature, and the intellectual context for ancient poetry
Critical moments in classical literature studies in the ancient view of literature and its uses by R. L Hunter ( )
14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 603 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
Tradition and innovation in Hellenistic poetry by Marco Fantuzzi ( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 577 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 Hesiodic Catalogue of women constructions and reconstructions ( )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Catalogue of Women, ascribed to Hesiod, one of the greatest figures of early hexameter poetry, maps the Greek world, its evolution, and its heroic myths through the mortal women who bore children to the gods. In this collection a team of international scholars offers the first attempt to explore the poem's meaning, significance and reception. Individual chapters examine the organisation and structure of the poem, its social and political context, its relation to other early epic and Hesiodic poetry, its place in the development of a pan-Hellenic consciousness, and attitudes to women. The wider influence of the Catalogue is considered in chapters on Pindar and the lyric tradition, on Hellenistic poetry, and on the poem's reception at Rome. This collection provides a significant new approach to the study of the Catalogue
Jason and the golden fleece : the Argonautica by Apollonius ( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The explanatory notes and accompanying maps provide all necessary background information to enjoy the poem, while a comprehensive introductory essay sites the poem in its cultural and historical context
A study of Daphnis & Chloe by R. L Hunter ( Book )
14 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 1983 book provides a serious modern literary treatment of perhaps the best known of all surviving works of ancient Greek fiction
Argonautica by Apollonius ( Book )
22 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A selection by Theocritus ( Book )
12 editions published in 1999 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Argonautica of Apollonius : literary studies by R. L Hunter ( Book )
17 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theocritus and the archaeology of Greek poetry by R. L Hunter ( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Individual studies concern the poets' declared attitudes to their own work, the figure of Dionysus/Bacchus and the poetry of world conquest, the creation of similes, and the conversion of Greek bucolic into Latin pastoral."--BOOK JACKET
Idylls by Theocritus ( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 351 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."--BOOK JACKET
The fragments by Eubulus ( Book )
14 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wandering poets in ancient Greek culture : travel, locality and pan-Hellenism by R. L Hunter ( Book )
19 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 326 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."--BOOK JACKET
Plato and the traditions of ancient literature : the silent stream by R. L Hunter ( Book )
12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Exploring both how Plato engaged with existing literary forms and how later literature then created 'classics' out of some of Plato's richest works, this book includes chapters on such subjects as rewritings of the Apology and re-imaginings of Socrates' defence, Plato's rich style and the criticisms it attracted and how Petronius and Apuleius threaded Plato into their richly comic texts. The scene for these case studies is set through a thorough examination of how the tradition constructed the relationship between Plato and Homer, of how Plato adapted poetic forms of imagery to his philosophical project in the Republic, to shared techniques of representation between poet and philosopher and to foreshadowings of later modes of criticism in Plato's Ion. This is a major contribution to Platonic studies, to the history of Platonic reception from the fourth century BC to the third century AD and to the literature of the Second Sophistic"--
How to study poetry = De audiendis poetis by Plutarque ( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 176 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 )
7 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Hunter, R. L.
Hunter, R. L. 1953-
Hunter, R.L. (Richard L.), 1953-
Hunter, Richard.
Hunter, Richard, 1953-
Hunter, Richard L.
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Hunter, Richard Lawrence
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