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Ralph Hexter
UC Davis

Ralph Hexter is a distinguished professor of classics and comparative literature. In addition to his post as Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor at UC Davis, Hexter has continued to teach, lecture, and publish on the interpretation and meaning of classical Greek and Roman literature from antiquity through the Middle Ages to modern times. His most recent work includes a historical survey of Ovid’s exile poetry in Rezeption der antiken Literatur: Kulturhistorisches Werklexikon, Der Neue Paully, Supplemente, vol. 7, edited by Christine Walde (2010); an account of the pseudo-Ovidiana in Ovid in the Middle Ages, edited by James G. Clark, Frank T. Coulson, and Kathryn L. McKinley (2011); The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Latin Literature, co-edited with David Townsend (2012); and “Conquering the Obstacles to Kingdom and Fate: The Ethics of Reading and the University Administrator,” with Craig Buckwald, in The Humanities and Public Life, edited by Peter Brooks with Hilary Jewett (2014).

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