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The Classical Tradition : Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature

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The Classical Tradition does full justice to the complexity of this millenial story: But in my opinion, this book is truly excellent 1 for the list of influential writers in all ages that he had himself hand selected I’ve never heard of Abraham a Santa Clara and now I’m itching for a translationand most importantly, 2 because it gives the necessary cultural backdrop that anchors a given author to an era with all its advantages and limitations.

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In he was appointed Anthon Professor of the Latin Language and Literature at Columbia University, gllbert post which he held until his retirement. Gilbert Highet’s ‘The Traditioj Tradition’ gives its reader a thorough walk through of the parts that Grecco-Roman classics have played in the Western Literary Tradition.

Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? If the very fact that a millenium of writers have turned – whether coerced by social convention or not – continuously to the Greco-Roman classics does not convince us, after highte this book one can’t help but wonder whether, beyond the frigid marmoreal busts cclassical say nothing and the wild raging toga party orgies, the ancients really have something very urgent to say to the present, or that they say it better than any of us alive.

Building momentum through Byron, Tennyson, and the rise of “art of art’s sake, ” Highet, at last, arrives at his conclusion: Other editions – View all The Classical Tradtion The sixteenthcentury Renaissance did not affect Germany.

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