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Hunter, R. L. (Richard L.)

Works: 64 works in 395 publications in 5 languages and 13,925 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Epic poetry  History  Literature  Sources  Drama  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Commentator, Commentator for written text
Classifications: PA3872, 883.01
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Publications about R. L Hunter
Publications by R. L Hunter
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 libraries worldwide
Jason and the golden fleece : (the Argonautica) by Apollonius( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 538 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 )
16 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 444 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 )
35 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 443 libraries worldwide
Tradition and innovation in Hellenistic poetry by Marco Fantuzzi( Book )
23 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 421 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
Plato's Symposium by R. L Hunter( Book )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 408 libraries worldwide
Plato's Symposium tells of a dinner party at a crucial point in Athenian history at which the guests decide that they will each in turn deliver a speech in praise of love. The humourous and brilliant work that follows points the way towards all Western thinking about love. The Symposium is also one of Plato's most sophisticated meditations on the practice of philosophy. This book introduces the literary and historical context of Plato's work, surveys and explains the arguments, and considers why Plato has cast this work in a highly unusual narrative form. A final chapter traces the influence o
A selection by R. L Hunter( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 400 libraries worldwide
Theocritus and the archaeology of Greek poetry by R. L Hunter( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
The Argonautica of Apollonius : literary studies by R. L Hunter( Book )
18 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 378 libraries worldwide
The fragments by Eubulus( Book )
18 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 374 libraries worldwide
Dr Hunter presents here a critical edition, with Introduction and explanatory commentary, of the fragments of Eubulus, a comic poet of the fourth century B.C. This is the first modern edition in any language of the fragments of any poet of the so-called Middle Comedy (that is, the comedy of the central part of the fourth century). The introduction discusses not only Eubulus' life and work, but also the genre of Middle Comedy as a whole and the commentary is particularly concerned with tracing in the fragments themes which are found also in both the earlier comedy of Aristophanes and the later works of Menander, Plautus and Terence. This book will be of value to those interested in ancient comedy and its development during the Hellenistic period. --Cambridge University Press
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 299 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
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 278 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
Encomium of Ptolemy Philadelphus by Theocritus( Book )
16 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 269 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
The Hesiodic Catalogue of women : constructions and reconstructions by Richard Hunter( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 260 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
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 237 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
Plato and the traditions of ancient literature : the silent stream by R. L Hunter( Book )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 216 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 )
12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 165 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 )
16 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 127 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
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