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The Classical Tradition : Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature - Gilbert Highet

The Classical Tradition

Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature

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Published: 21st November 1985
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This landmark book explores the ways in which the Greco-Roman tradition has shaped modern European and American literature.

"Highet has assembled a vast quantity of material concerning the manifold aspects of his subject, filled in gaps where no adequate work has been done, and presented a story characterized by lucidity, charm, and scholarly good sense."--Classical Philology "Solidly grounded and solidly built...[Highet] deals with every period, every movement, every individual, and every separate work as an interesting special case for which he tries to find the special explanation."--The New Yorker "Highet has assembled a vast quantity of material concerning the manifold aspects of his subject, filled in gaps where no adequate work has been done, and presented a story characterized by lucidity, charm, and scholarly good sense."--Classical Philology "A magnificent reference book....A noble effort toward the accomplishment of a staggering task."--Western Humanities Review "It is Highet's appreciation of good literature...which gives a special charm to his book...[It] will be read with gratitude by many."--Times Literary Supplement (London) "Solidly grounded and solidly built...[Highet] deals with every period, every movement, every individual, and every separate work as an interesting special case for which he tries to find the special explanation."--The New Yorker "An excellent outline...[an] intelligent, erudite, perceptive interpretation...a book for the times."--The Nation "A prodigious task, demanding learning, judgment, insight, and above all courage. Mr. Highet is to be congratulated on possessing all these....[He] founds his work on a sound knowledge of a vast array of facts and arranges them with great clarity....We may be thankful that Mr. Highet has attempted this task and succeeded, as very few could have, in it."--The Sewanee Review

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. x
Abbreviationsp. xxxvii
Introductionp. 1
The Dark Ages: English Literaturep. 22
The Middle Ages: French Literaturep. 48
Dante and Pagan Antiquityp. 70
The Renaissance Translationp. 104
The Renaissance Dramap. 127
The Renaissance Epicp. 144
The Renaissance Pastoral and Romancep. 162
Rabelais and Montaignep. 178
Shakespeare's Classicsp. 194
The Renaissance and Afterwards Lyric Poetryp. 219
Transitionp. 255
The Battle of the Booksp. 261
A Note on Baroquep. 289
Baroque Tragedyp. 293
Satirep. 303
Baroque Prosep. 322
The Time of Revolutionp. 355
Parnassus and Antichristp. 437
p. 466
The Symbolist Poets and James Joycep. 501
The Reinterpretation of the Mythsp. 520
Conclusionp. 541
Brief Bibliographyp. 550
Indexp. 707
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ISBN: 9780195002065
ISBN-10: 0195002067
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 800
Published: 21st November 1985
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 15.85  x 4.27
Weight (kg): 0.73