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Richard Hamilton studied at Harvard University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1965.
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Richard Hamilton graduated from the University of Michigan, earning a Ph.D. in 1971.
(Studies the most important Athenian festival through its ...)
Studies the most important Athenian festival through its representations on vases Studies the most important Athenian festival through its representations on vases.
(In the fourth century before Christ, the Athenians introd...)
In the fourth century before Christ, the Athenians introduced to the sacred isle of Delos the habit of making marble inscriptions that noted inventories of goods in religious precincts. These inscriptions are now quite damaged and badly preserved, but they offer a trove of information about religious practice on this most unusual island. Richard Hamilton has tackled the difficult task of examining and analyzing these inscriptions and provides a wealth of information about the inventories and the island of Delos.
Richard Hamilton studied at Harvard University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1965. Later he also graduated from the University of Michigan, earning a Ph.D. in 1971.
Richard Hamilton began his career at Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, where he began to work as an Assistant professor. He was promoted to Associate Professor and worked at this post from 1971 to 1988. Richard Hamilton became a Paul Shorey Professor of Greek in 1988 and holds this office to the present day. He is also the founder of the “Bryn Mawr Commentaries" series, which publishes intermediate texts in both Greek and Latin with annotations.
As a productive writer, Hamilton has a number of well-received works. In The Architecture of Hesiodic Poetry Hamilton focuses on Hesiod's Theogony and Works and Days, which have long intrigued scholars who like a riddle. As he states in The Architecture of Hesiodic Poetry, Hamilton set out to investigate "the poorly understood parts of each poem, the digressions of the Theogony and the second half of the Works and Days, to see how they contribute to the form of the whole." In Choes and Anthesteria Hamilton studies the most important Athenian festival through its representation on vases, and In Treasure Map: A Guide to the Delian Inventories Hamilton takes a look at the gifts Greeks offered to their gods through a careful examination of marble inscriptions of such "inventories" on the sacred island of Delos.
Richard Hamilton was married in 1965. He has two children.