B.A. King's College, Cambridge, 1964; M.A., 1968; Ph.D., 1971; study at British School at Rome; U. Freiburg I'm Breslau.
Tutor & Dean, King's Coll., Cambridge, 1971-6; Dean, lectr., U. of California, Berkeley, 1976; asst. prof. Classics, asso. prof., 1979-86; prof., 1986-2014
"A Commentary on the Fifth Hymn of Callimachus" (Cambridge, 1971).
“A Callimachean Refinement to the Greek Hexameter,” CQ 20 (1970) 258-68; “A New Interpretation of a Fragment of Callimachus' Aetia. Antinoopolis Papyrus 113 fr. 1 (6),” CQ 20 (1970) 269-76; “Apollonius Rhodius Argonautica I.177. A Case Study in Hellenistic Poetic Style,” Hermes 101 (1973) 496-8; “Tibullus and the Alexandrians,” PCPS 19 (1973) 71-89; “A New Term from Hyampolis,” BCH 97 (1973) 107-9; “Callimachus' Erysichthon, Homer and Apollonius Rhodius,” AJP 98 (1977) 97-123; “The Future of a Hellenistic Illusion. Some Observations on Callimachus and Religion,” MH 41 (1984) 209-30; The Fifth Hymn, ed. with introd. & comm., Cambridge Class. texts & comm. XXVI (Cambridge: Cambridge U. Press, 1985). REVS: TLS LXXXIV 1985 1245 Leach | LCM X 1985 140-143 Arnott | CR XXXVI 1986 27-31 West | G&R XXXIII 1986 88 Fowler | MH XLIII 1986 270 Gelzer | GFF IX 1986 91 Citti | REG XCIX 1986 390-391 Meillier | CW LXXX 1987 217-218 Clack | CPh LXXXII 1987 250-254 Renehan | AAHG XL 1987 219-222 Koehnken | JCS XXXV 1987 106-109 Katayama | RPh LX 1986 303-304 Monteil | JHS CVIII 1988 230-234 Griffiths | Mnemosyne XLI 1988 175-177 Mineur; “An Early Theocritus Book (P. Oxy. 2064+3548). Placing Fragments,” CQ 37 (1987) 505-12; “Commentary: Difference and Dissonance in Hellenistic Poetry,” TAPA 122 (1992) 331-4; Images and Ideologies: Self-Definition in the Hellenistic World (ed. with others) Hellenistic Culture and Society 12 (Berkeley & Los Angeles: U. of California Press, 1993). REVS: AC 1995 64 : 465-467 Jean-Marie Bertrand | Klio 1997 79 (1): 230-233 Gregor Weber | CB 1994 70: 110-111 Louis H. Feldman | LEC 1998 66 (4): 402-403 Véronique Van Driessche; Jason's Cloak,” Hermes 134,1 (2006) 46-68; “The Order and Structure of Callimachus' Aetia 3,” CQ n.s. 56,2 (2006) 496-508; “Iamus and Narcissus in the Domus Musae,” ZPE 156 (2006) 135-40.
Anthony Bulloch rapidly achieved an international reputation by his seminal contributions to the emerging field of Hellenistic literature. Between 1973 and 2006 he published articles on all the main Hellenistic poets including Apollonius Rhodius, Theocritus, and Callimachus. A reviewer of the Cambridge History of Classical Literature I wrote that Anthony’s gracefully written chapter, “Hellenistic Poetry,” is described as “the prize for giving a fresh and stimulating account of what might seem relatively unpromising material.” Thirty years later his work remains a primary resource for scholars and students of Hellenistic poetry. In 1988 Anthony was co-organizer of a large-scale international conference at Berkeley on the Hellenistic world. He co-edited the resulting the resulting volume, Images and Ideologies. Along with his departmental colleagues Erich Gruen, Tony Long, and Andrew Stewart, he edited the University of California Press monograph series Hellenistic Culture and Society, which published a total of 55 volumes over a period of more than two decades.
Anthony had an outstanding grasp of Greek and Latin philology, including both languages’ complex metrical systems. These were one of his favorite subjects for graduate instruction, but it was as a teacher of undergraduates, especially general students, that he excelled. His annual course on Greek mythology, thanks to his story-telling skills and engaging manner, generated the department’s largest enrollment by far, and he also attracted a big and appreciative audience for his regular course on Greek religion. For both offerings he enlisted enthusiastic graduate student instructors.
Anthony’s concern and compassion for students, so evident from the beginning of his career at King’s College, extended at Berkeley to the Dean’s offices in the College of Letters and Science. As a long-standing assistant dean, Anthony had a special gift for listening to troubled students in what was usually a fraught situation for them. Those whom he advised deeply appreciated his obvious interest in their academic lives and personal welfare. For him, the student came before the rule; his philosophy was to find a way to make the best happen. His contributions to these peer discussions were always insightful and generous as well as often witty.
San Francisco Chronicle (4 June 2014); WhAm (2010).