Ralph J. Hexter

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Position Title
Distinguished Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of UC Davis

Comparative Literature

573 Mrak

Education and Degree(s)

  • Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Comparative Literature, Yale University
  • M.A. and B.A. in Classics and Modern Languages, Oxford's Corpus Christi College
  • A.B. in English Literature, Harvard College

Research Interest(s)

  • Classical Greek and Roman literature

Course(s) Taught

  • The Reception of Virgil's Aeneid


Dr. Hexter holds an appointment as distinguished professor of classics and comparative literature. He is also the provost and executive vice chancellor of UC Davis.

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