: 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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An Anthology of Great Myths and Epics: I had the good fortune to read The Classical Tradition right after finishing Werner Jaeger’s “Paideia” and the two works make an incredibly compelling case for the importance of classical study.
Of course, all books must have some faults. Aug 06, Anne added it. Return to Book Page. The odd thing is that Sidonius did not foresee those centuries, or anything like them: This landmark book explores the ways in which the Greco-Roman tradition has shaped modern European and American literature.
Highet’s book “The Classical Tradition” is an excellent book filled with historical, as well as other considerations. Highet’s clear writing style allows him to condense a massive amount of information into short chapters. French Literature Chapter 4: It is its vast scope, its capacious overview, that gives it its power. Vergil in Russia Zara Martirosova Torlone. Gregorio rated it it was amazing Sep 20, The Battle of the Books ; Chapter Jun 18, Michael rated higheh it was amazing.
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The Classical Tradition
Jul 14, Will rated it it was ok. It all makes from some very less-than-casual reading, so beware, you may want to devote some extra special time to this one. Jun 24, Colin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Stanley Casson killed in used to say that the present generation reminded him of one of the latest Roman poets, Sidonius Apollinaris — a Gallic noble who became bishop of Clermont.
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Sometimes Highet does fall short, but only sometimes, and often, in my opinion, because his prose style is not as polished as that of th I read this on my Kindle. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Because the book’s final and most salutary influence is that it reintroduces the Greco-Roman classics to our age where the classics field is increasingly untilled. When Shakespeare’s characters speak, only the pedants quote: Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
The Classical Tradition : Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature
Very detailed and thought out. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Looking for beautiful books? Blue rated it it was amazing May 20, As Highet states in the opening lines of his Preface, this book outlines “the chief ways in which Greek and Latin influence has moulded the literatures of western Europe and America”.
The Classical Tradition: Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature by Gilbert Highet
Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. 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 traditoin America.
Selected pages Title Page. No trivia or quizzes yet. He describes how Greek and Latin were so big in their heft of thought and idea that translators had no choice but to stretch their own gklbert just to make room, enriching their vernaculars by light years in the process. Facts, names, dates spurt out from out of nowhere, works are cross examined to no end. Rabelais and Montaigne ; Chapter