The Classical Tradition: Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature / Edition 1

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Overview

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

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

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Editorial Reviews

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"Highet has assembled a vast quantity of material concerning the manifold aspects of his subject, filled in gaps where no adequate work has been done, and presented a story characterized by lucidity, charm, and scholarly good sense."—Classical Philology

"Solidly grounded and solidly built...[Highet] deals with every period, every movement, every individual, and every separate work as an interesting special case for which he tries to find the special explanation."—The New Yorker

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195002065
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/28/1985
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 800
  • Sales rank: 1,475,725
  • Lexile: 1360L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 5.31 (h) x 1.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Gilbert Highet (1906-1978) was Professor of Greek and Latin and Anthon Professor of Latin Language and Literature at Columbia University.

Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Abbreviations
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The Dark Ages: English Literature
Chapter 3: The Middle Ages: French Literature
Chapter 4: Dante and Pagan Antiquity
Chapter 5: Towards the Renaissance: Petrarch, Boccaccio, Chaucer
Chapter 6: The Renaissance: Translation
Chapter 7: The Renaissance: Drama
Chapter 8: The Renaissance: Epic
Chapter 9: The Renaissance: Pastoral and Romance
Chapter 10: Rabelais and Montaigne
Chapter 11: Shakespeare
Chapter 12: The Renaissance and Afterwards: Lyric Poetry
Chapter 13: Transition
Chapter 14: The Battle of the Books
Chapter 15: A Note on Baroque

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