: 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 Renaissance and Afterwards: Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Every now and then he mentioned that a woman had been carried off by outlaws and sold, or described a half-civilized northern barbarian potentate who was more powerful than any Roman.

Who else but Shelley could capture the spirit and energy of Aeschylus!? I would have loved to hear one of Gilbert Highet’s lectures, apparently his students were transfixed by his performances in the lecture hall. User Review – Flag as inappropriate you suck go get a life.

William Caxton turned this into English inand his version together with Chaucer’s poems and Chapman’s Homer—is probably the source of Shakespeare’s ‘Triolus and Cressida’. Dante and Pagan Antiquity ; Chapter 5: Highet provides some choice sample of Juvenal’s trenchant and vulgar satires as a counterexample.

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The Classical Tradition : Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature

Highet graduated from Glasgow University and then from Oxford University, where he taught classics until Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of Humanities, Yale University, and author of numerous volumes of literary criticism.

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Paperbackpages. Ted Morgan rated it it was amazing Dec 17, I am neither a student, nor a scholar, thankyouverymuch Want to Read saving…. 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. Ever wanted an ggilbert and informative guide to Western Literature?

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Though his humanist style may appear out-of-date in today’s postmodernist world, there is a value to ensuring this influential work reaches a new generation, and Highet’s light touch and persuasive, engaging voice guarantee the book’s usefulness for a contemporary audience. Sometimes Highet does fall short, but only sometimes, and often, in my opinion, because his prose style is highte as polished as that of th I read this on my Kindle.

Sep 09, David Allsopp rated it it was amazing. I would recommend this for any apologist for classics, and for any student of Western literature who does not feel that they adequately understand the debt to Greece and Rome. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

As any author who is enthusiastic about their subject, Highet’s book can read like a conversation of someone who is ultra-caffeinated! Good background for Medieval work.

The Classical Tradition: Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature

I thought Coleridge was ushered off the stage too speedily. Cynewulf’s Elene 2 P. Shakespeare’s bitter play is therefore a dramatization of part of a translation in English of the French translation of a Latin imitation of an old French expansion of a Latin epitome of a Greek romance.

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

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

Review quote “Solidly grounded and solidly built The sheer number of artists “produced” by their era, country, society as well as periods and communities “not capable of producing any” etc. Definitely a book one wants to keep forever.


The revolutionary poets of Italy were pessimists. Constance Tbe rated it it was amazing Jan 30, 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. I learned about The Battle of the Books, the baroque era’s rather slavish following of Aristotle’s theories and met a whole bunch of authors I had never known I am also waiting for those Abraham a Santa Clara translations to see if he is as entertaining as Highet makes him out to be I’ve read a lot of Highet’s books and can tell you there are no duds.

In that sense, this book deserves to be spangled liberally with a good sized constellation. If the very fact that a millenium of writers have turned – whether coerced by social convention or not – continuously to the Greco-Roman classics does not convince us, after rading this book one can’t help but wonder whether, beyond the frigid thee busts that say nothing and the wild raging toga party orgies, the ancients really have something very urgent to say to the present, or that they say it better than any of us alive.

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I’m surprised this book was not assigned in any of my college literature courses. Especially gratifying is the treatment of the most modern literature at the time; there is still some bafflement in GH’s analysis of “Ulysses”, delightful respectfulness and light polemic with the living T. Transition ; Chapter Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Traces the literary influence of Greek and Roman culture from the Dark Ages to the twentieth century.