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This landmark book explores the ways in which the Greco-Roman tradition has shaped modern European and American literature.

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Gilbert Highet’s ‘The Classical Tradition’ gives its reader a thorough walk through of the parts that Grecco-Roman classics have highrt in the Western Literary Tradition. I am neither a student, nor a scholar, thankyouverymuch First, this book is very anglophillic; when works of two nations are compared, the British are crowned with the laurel with somewhat suspicious frequency. Oct 08, David Withun rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 gipbert help but wonder whether, beyond the frigid marmoreal busts that say nothing and the wild raging toga trwdition 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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The Classical Tradition

I may be alone in this, but I never found a single page of Gibbon’s magnum opus soporific. It is its vast scope, its capacious overview, that gives it its power. 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. Review quote “Solidly grounded and solidly built Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Table of contents Foreword ; Preface ; Abbreviations ; Chapter 1: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. He did not name Guido, any more than Guido named Bennoit! Rabelais and Montaigne ; Chapter Accompanied by a new foreword by renown critic Harold Bloom, this reissue will enable new readers to appreciate the enormous legacy of classical literature in the canonical works of medieval, Renaissance, and modern Classicla and America.

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

Pat Miller rated it really liked it Feb 26, I’m surprised this book was not assigned in any of my college literatu Best overview of western lit I have ever read. See all 8 reviews. Return to Book Page. This may be common knowledge, but the intricacy of influences as laid out by the author is certainly not.

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. User Review – Flag as inappropriate you suck go get a life. Only the chapter on Modernism slightly disappointed me. An Anthology of the Transition ; Chapter Accompanied by a new foreword by renown critic Harold Bloom, this reissue will enable new readers to appreciate the enormous legacy of classical literature in the canonical works of medieval, Renaissance, and modern Europe and America.

An Anthology of Great Myths and Epics: There is some sympathetic treatment of women, but generally education is reserved for boys. The Battle of the Books Chapter This must be one of the most drastic punishments for mistranslations ever recorded. 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 from antiquity and that have been added to ever since.