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Hunter, R. L. (Richard L.)

Works: 79 works in 534 publications in 6 languages and 15,573 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Literature  History  Sources  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Commentator, Commentator for written text, Creator
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The new comedy of Greece and Rome by R. L Hunter( Book )
21 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 804 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."
A study of Daphnis & Chloe by R. L Hunter( Book )
19 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 451 libraries worldwide
This 1983 book provides a serious modern literary treatment of perhaps the best known of all surviving works of ancient Greek fiction. Dr Hunter demonstrates the sophistication of this pastoral romance, a sophistication which he maintains has often been assumed but never properly discussed. Evidence for the identity of the author and the date of composition are also considered
Plato's Symposium by R. L Hunter( Book )
21 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 421 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 408 libraries worldwide
Theocritus and the archaeology of Greek poetry by R. L Hunter( Book )
19 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 402 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 Teócrito( Book )
18 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 387 libraries worldwide
Idylls by Theocritus( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 358 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 328 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."--Jacket
The Hesiodic Catalogue of women : constructions and reconstructions by R. L Hunter( Book )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 278 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 275 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 265 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
Plato and the traditions of ancient literature : the silent stream by R. L Hunter( Book )
19 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 244 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 Plutarch( Book )
14 editions published in 2011 in Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and English and held by 240 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"--
On coming after : studies in post-classical Greek literature and its reception by R. L Hunter( Book )
25 editions published in 2008 in 3 languages and held by 151 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
Muse e modelli : la poesia ellenistica da Alessandro Magno ad Augusto by Marco Fantuzzi( Book )
9 editions published in 2002 in Italian and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Argonautica by Apollonius( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in Undetermined and held by 12 libraries worldwide
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