: 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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Translation ; Chapter 7: Aug 06, Anne added it. Best overview of western lit I have ever read. As Highet states in the opening lines of his Preface, this book outlines “the chief ways in which Greek and Latin influence has ckassical the literatures of western Europe and America”.

History of ideas as much as history of literature. Sometimes the author is even drawn into the poetic realms – which is probably inevitable giving the subject matter – and gilert among lofty metaphors and thrilling dramatic allegories. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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The Romance of Aeneas. Still, in this fascinating labyrinth of literary history, the casual reader with a healthy interest in TCT’s subject can’t help but read on. Of course, all books must have some faults.


Refresh and try again. Are these shadows on so many of our horizons the outriders of another long night, like that which was closing in upon Sidonius? Beyond this, it is a reminder of how the classics of any intellectual tradition, really may function to inspire contemporary works of art, serving to lend a richer understanding traditiln our world.

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The Classical Tradition : Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature

Excellent prose; what could have become excessively dry remains engaging throughout. A reissue in paperback of a title first published in Definitely a book one wants to keep forever.

Table of contents Foreword ; Preface ; Abbreviations ; Chapter 1: The nettlesome issue of a hierarchy in writers is bound to cause some clashes with readers’ opinions. Review quote “Solidly grounded and solidly built In writing reviews I adhere to the policy that five stars should be given only to books that profoundly alter your perspective.