The Unpublished Lectures of Gilbert Highet

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Gilbert Highet, Anthon Professor of Latin at Columbia University, was one of the twentieth century's most erudite and distinguished classicists. This book contains virtually all Professor Highet's unpublished classical lectures, which have been arranged in three groups-Greek Literature, Latin Literature, and the Classical Tradition. One finds in these lectures a celebration of classical literature, conveyed through a humane form of scholarship, with emphasis on those aspects of great writing that make the ...
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Overview

Gilbert Highet, Anthon Professor of Latin at Columbia University, was one of the twentieth century's most erudite and distinguished classicists. This book contains virtually all Professor Highet's unpublished classical lectures, which have been arranged in three groups-Greek Literature, Latin Literature, and the Classical Tradition. One finds in these lectures a celebration of classical literature, conveyed through a humane form of scholarship, with emphasis on those aspects of great writing that make the classical authors worth reading-all of which earned for Gilbert Highet an enduring place in the history of his profession.
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The 30 offerings represent most of Highet's (1906-78, Latin, Columbia U.) unpublished lectures on Greek literature, Latin literature, and the classical tradition. Among the topics are Pandora's box, Menander's , Vergil's , Petronius' dinner speakers, Shakespeare's , Joyce's , the decipherment of Linear B, and the evolution of the classics profession. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820438245
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/1998
  • Series: Hawaii Classical Studies
  • Pages: 318

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Greek Literature 1
Pandora's Box 3
Aristophanes 9
Aristophanes' Frogs 24
Plato's Phaedrus 30
Menander's Dyskolos 51
Dio Chrysostom 68
Latin Literature 85
Julius Caesar 87
Vergil's Aeneid 96
Tibullus the Rebel 105
Petronius's Dinner Speakers 119
Apuleius's Golden Ass 135
Apuleius's Cupid and Psyche 145
Classical Tradition 155
Dante's Comedy 157
Shakespeare's Julius Caesar 164
America's Classical Heritage 170
In Search of Classical Oratory 175
Schliemann's Excavations 185
Housman's Critical Prose 191
Cavafy's Waiting for the Barbarians 197
Joyce's Ulysses 199
Kazantzakis's Odyssey 205
Mankiewicz's Julius Caesar 211
Auden's The Shield of Achilles 217
Decipherment of Linear B 223
Endurance of the Classics 230
Two Cultures: The Arts and Sciences 249
Classical Influences on Today's World 261
Classical Influences on Modern Literature 276
Advice to a Barnard Freshman 296
Then and Now: The Classics Profession 297
Index 315
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