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Jeff Hunt

Lecturer in Classics

hunt Morrison 317
Tel: (254) 710-1399


  • Ph.D., Classics, Brown University, 2009
  • B.A. Greek and Latin, Baylor University, 2003


  • Hellenistic Poetry

Research Interests

Dr. Hunt has interests in Hellenistic poetry, the Greek novel, and Roman Elegy. He has written on Theocritus' Idylls and is currently working on a study of Hellenistic approaches to genre.

Selected Publications

  • "Awakening Elegy in Propertius 1.3" (under consideration)
  • "Elegy in a Landscape: An Analysis of Propertius 1.18" Latomus (forthcoming)
  • "The Politics of Death in Theocritus' First Idyll" AJP 132 (2011): 379-396
  • "Bucolic Experimentation in Theocritus' Idyll 10" GRBS 49 (2009): 391-412

Recent Papers

  • "Beyond the Meadow: Bucolic Influence on Theocritus' Idyll 14" CAMWS, Baton Rouge, LA, 2012
  • "Simaetha in a Landscape: The Influence of Pastoral on Theocritus' Second Idyll" CAMWS, Grand Rapids, MI, 2011
  • "Theocritus' Name Game," CAMWS, Oklahoma City, OK, 2010
  • "Enti mias agelas: Unifying Theocritus' Idylls," CAMWS, Minneapolis, MN, 2009
  • "Love and Isolation in Propertius' Monobiblos," APA, Philadelphia, PA, 2009
  • "Allusion and Foreshadowing in Xenophon of Ephesus' Ephesiaca," APA, Chicago, IL, 2008
  • "Celebrating the God: Dionysos and Metatheater in Aristophanes' Frogs," CAMWS, Gainesville, FL, 2006
  • "Freedmen and homines in the Cena Trimalchionis," Pruit Memorial Symposium, Baylor University, Waco, TX, 2004
  • "Reality and Metaphor: Two Sides of Pompey," CAMWS Southern Section, Birmingham, AL, 2002