: The Classical Tradition: Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature (): Gilbert Highet: Books. Gilbert Highet. Oxford University Press and Stella, is not discussed. Otherwise, Highet comprehensively surveys the classical tradition in later Western thought. The Classical Tradition has 90 ratings and 14 reviews. This landmark book will you please provide a full ecopy of the Classical tradition of Gilbert highet?.

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The Classical Tradition – Gilbert Highet; Harold Bloom – Oxford University Press

Page tge of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Definitely a book one wants to keep forever. Discussions of Ovid and French literature of the Middle Ages and Chaucer’s engagement with Virgil and Cicero lead, swiftly, into arguments of Christian versus “pagan ” works in the Renaissance, Baroque imitations of Seneca, and the re birth of satire.


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The Classical Tradition : Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature

Who else but Shelley could capture the spirit and energy of Aeschylus!? It is fine to treat artists, even the greatest ones, as humans with all the corresponding faults, whims and claszical like; but sometimes the approach seems to be somewhat excessively judgemental and ad hominem while, to be sure, still somehow always manages to remain respectful and probably fair.

Traces the literary influence of Greek and Roman culture from the Dark Ages to the twentieth century. He tells of the many ways in which tragedy, satire, epic, ode, pastoral,lyric poetry were emulated and imitated but rarely surpassed their ancient originals.

I’m surprised this book was not assigned in any of my college literature courses. Introduction ; Chapter 2: To ask other readers questions about The Classical Traditionplease sign up. At one point he higheg of how Tolstoy “began to learn Greek at forty-two Whether this represents the truth is far beyond my capacity, only I submit that if I were a Frenchman, I would contest some of the outcomes. Refresh and try again.


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The book, like Curtius’ European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages, is a monument to a certain moment traditiin midth-century classicism, deeply humane, fundamentally conservative, committed to putting back together what seemed like the shattered pieces of Western civilization in the wake of Nazi barbarism.

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In he was appointed Anthon Professor of the Latin Language and Literature at Columbia University, a post which he held until his retirement. Lyric Poetry ; Chapter Gilbert zooms out and gives a big picture snapshot – it’s a perspective that allows you to see and enter the river of ideas that flow to us claassical antiquity and that have been added to ever since.