Jeff Hunt

Jeff Hunt
Senior Lecturer in Classics / Assistant Director, University Scholars
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  • 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): 379-96.
  • “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.

Department of Classics

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