Arthur Surridge Hunt

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Arthur Surridge Hunt, FBA (1 March 1871 – 18 June 1934) was an English papyrologist.

Hunt was born in Romford, Essex, England. Over the course of many years, Hunt, along with Bernard Grenfell, recovered many papyri from excavation sites in Egypt, including the Oxyrhynchus Papyri.

He worked with Campbell Cowan Edgar on a translation of the Zenon Papyri from the original Greek and Demotic.

In 1913 he became Professor of Papyrology at Oxford succeeding to his lifelong friend and colleague Grenfell, whose professorship lapsed due to the latter’s breakdowns and depression.


  • Grenfell, Bernard Pyne and Hunt, Arthur Surridge, Sayings of Our Lord from an early Greek Papyrus (Egypt Exploration Fund; 1897).
  • Grenfell, Bernard Pyne, Hunt, Arthur Surridge, and Hogarth, David George, Fayûm Towns and Their Papyri (London 1900).
  • Grenfell, Bernard Pyne and Hunt, Arthur Surridge, eds., Hellenica Oxyrhynchia cum Theopompi et Cratippi Fragmentis (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1909).
  • Hunt, Arthur Surridge, "Papyri and Papyrology." The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 1, no. 2 (1914): 81–92.

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  • Author and Book
  • Catalogus Philologorum Classicorum
  • Catalogus Philologorum Classicorum
  • Arthur Surridge Hunt
  • Guérud, O. (1939). "Campbell Cowan Edgar (1870-1938)". Annales du Service des Antiquités de l'Égypte, Service des Antiquités de l'Égypte. Cairo.

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