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Hunter, R. L. (Richard L.)

Works: 79 works in 528 publications in 6 languages and 15,234 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic poetry  History  Epic poetry, Greek  Literature  Sources  Concordances  Juvenile works  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Commentator, Translator, Commentator for written text, Creator
Classifications: PA3872, 883.01
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Most widely held works by R. L Hunter
Argonautica by Apollonius( Book )

52 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 977 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
The new comedy of Greece and Rome by R. L Hunter( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In writing this book on the plays of New Comedy the author's aim is to fill a gap in the existing literature by concentrating on what one might look for in watching and reading these plays and why such an exercise might be pleasurable. The social comedy of Menander, Plautus and Terence provided a style of comic drama which was to prove the root of all subsequent western comedy. Dr Hunter gives a literary account of this drama, placing it in its ancient context and then ranging over a number of specific topics and themes: the dramatic craft of the poets, their exploration of how to give variety to stereotyped plots and characters, the presentation of women, the use of language and themes from tragedy, the place of moralising and philosophy. All Greek and Latin is translated."
Tradition and innovation in Hellenistic poetry by Marco Fantuzzi( Book )

31 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 471 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
A study of Daphnis & Chloe by R. L Hunter( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 450 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
Plato's Symposium by R. L Hunter( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 419 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 Argonautica of Apollonius : literary studies by R. L Hunter( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Theocritus are our best witness to a brilliant poetic culture that flourished in the first half of the third century BC. This book considers the context from which these poems grew and, in particular, the manner in which they engage with and recreate the poetic forms of the Greek archaic age. The focus is not on the familiar bucolic poems of Theocritus, but on the hymns, mimes and erotic poems of the second half of the corpus. Recent papyri have greatly increased our understanding of how Theocritus read archaic poetry, and these discoveries are fully exploited in a set of readings which will change the way we look at Hellenistic poetry
A selection by Theocritus( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fragments by Eubulus( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idylls by Theocritus( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 358 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
The shadow of Callimachus : studies in the reception of Hellenistic poetry at Rome by R. L Hunter( Book )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 324 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 )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 285 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
The Hesiodic Catalogue of women : constructions and reconstructions by R. L Hunter( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Catalogue of Women, ascribed to Hesiod, one of the greatest figures of early hexameter poetry, maps file 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 panhellenic 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."--Jacket
Encomium of Ptolemy Philadelphus by Theocritus( Book )

16 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With 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's devices for addressing his several readerships."--Jacket
Wandering poets in ancient Greek culture : travel, locality and pan-Hellenism by R. L Hunter( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction / Richard Hunter and Ian Rutherford -- Hittite and Greek perspectives on travelling poets, texts, and festivals / Mary Bachvarova -- Thamyris the Thracian : the archetypal wandering poet? / Peter Wilson -- Read on arrival / Richard P. Martin -- Wandering poets, archaic style / Ewen Bowie -- Defining local communities in Greek lyric poetry / Giovan Battista D'Alessio -- Wandering poetry, 'travelling' music : Timotheus' muse and some case-studies of shifting cultural identities / Lucia Prauscello -- Epigrammatic contest, poeti vaganti, and local history / Andrej Petrovic -- World travellers : the associations of artists of Dionysus / Sophia Aneziri -- Aristodama and the Aetolians : an itinerant poetess and her agenda / Ian Rutherford -- Travelling memories in the Hellenistic world / Angelos Chaniotis
How to study poetry = De audiendis poetis by Plutarch( Book )

14 editions published in 2011 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 235 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"--
Plato and the traditions of ancient literature : the silent stream by R. L Hunter( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 234 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"--
Hesiodic voices : studies in the ancient reception of Hesiod's Works and days by R. L Hunter( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hesiod was the greatest archaic poet after Homer: this book explores his influence on Greek literature and culture
On coming after : studies in post-classical Greek literature and its reception by R. L Hunter( Book )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 148 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
Latin literature and its transmission : papers in honour of Michael Reeve by R. L Hunter( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 118 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
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The new comedy of Greece and RomeTradition and innovation in Hellenistic poetryA study of Daphnis & ChloePlato's SymposiumThe Argonautica of Apollonius : literary studiesTheocritus and the archaeology of Greek poetryA selectionThe fragments