André Hurst

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André Hurst

André Hurst (* 1940 in Geneva ) is a Swiss classical philologist ( Graecist ) and papyrologist .

Hurst studied Classical Philology at the University of Geneva , where he received his doctorate in 1967. He then stayed as a member of the Institut Suisse in Rome and as part of the DAAD in Munich , where he deepened his studies. After years as a visiting professor in Montreal , Lausanne , Cluj-Napoca and Paris , he accepted a professorship for Greek Philology at his alma mater Geneva in 1983. From 1986 to 1992 he was dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, from 2003 to 2007 rector of the university, for which he gave up his professorship. Paul Schubert was appointed to the chair in 2004 .

His research areas include the Greek epic (especially Apollonios of Rhodes ) and drama ( Menander , Lycophron ), but also Mycenaean Greek ( Linear B ) and papyrology . Hurst is a member of the International Association of Papyrologists and received an honorary doctorate from the Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj in 1991 .

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