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As any author who is enthusiastic about their subject, Highet’s book can read like a conversation of someone who is ultra-caffeinated!
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The Classical Tradition: Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature by Gilbert Highet
So, while this work might not reach the truly inspired heights of Jaeger’s ‘Paideia’, it is inspired nonetheless. So great thinkers and doers.
Amazing text on the foundations of western civilization as taught through Greek and Roman philosophy and education. Apr 22, Nathan rated it really liked it. The book, like Curtius’ European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages, is a monument to a certain moment of midth-century classicism, deeply humane, fundamentally conservative, committed to putting back together what seemed like the shattered pieces of Western civilization in the wake of Nazi barbarism.
See all 8 reviews. To summarize what he covers is a near-impossible task.
Showing of 8 reviews. The book, like Curtius’ European Literature and the Latin Hte Ages, is a monument to a certain moment of midth-century classicism, deeply humane, fundamentally conservative, committed to putting back together what seemed like the shattered pieces of Western civilization in the wake of Nazi barbarism.
Petrarch, Boccaccio, Chaucer ; Chapter 6: For example, the book gives a reason why the Augustan poets Dryden, Pope and friends were driven to mincing affectations partly a reaction to the Higher, partly a particularly Baroque censorship of vulgar words that comes from a misunderstanding of the classics. Gregorio rated it it was amazing Sep 20, Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.
Sidonius spent some years A. A Note on Baroque show more. I am very certain that this book will still provide an addictively informative read to anyone with an interest in reading a sweeping survey of European literature.
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The Classical Tradition: Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature
In our current academic climate of ressentiment and moral preening, old, dead white men like Highet are a breath of fresh air. Rabelais and Montaigne Chapter Married to novelist Helen MacInnes. Its primary purpose is to show the hidden scaffolding of Greco-Roman classics in Western literature, age by travition, by selecting a choice group of writers with his personal preferences attached. Of course, all books must have some faults.
Thus the reader learns the overtones of classics in Shakespeare, or is made to see the hidden Doric column in Byron’s passions fairly concretely. Highet graduated from Glasgow University and then from Oxford University, where he taught classics until Not only is the author well researched, but he is able to keep the reader interested.
To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Highet portrays Shakespeare as not as learned in Latin and Greek as one would have thought, pointing out instead that it was his sheer linguistic inventiveness and brilliance that brought anything he did learn to life.
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The Classical Tradition
Indeed, the book is free of the jargon-filled style of literary criticism that plagues much of current scholarship. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Who else but Shelley could capture the spirit and energy of Aeschylus!?
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