: 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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With that simple statement, Highet takes his reader on a sweeping exploration of the history of western literature.

The classucal, 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.

Sometimes Highet does fall short, but only sometimes, and often, in my opinion, because his prose style is not as polished as that of th I read this on my Kindle. It is its vast scope, its capacious overview, that gives it its power.

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Showing of 8 reviews. Jul 14, Will rated it it was ok. The odd thing is that Sidonius did not foresee those tradtion, or anything like them: User Review – Flag as inappropriate you suck go get a life.

I am neither a student, nor a scholar, thankyouverymuch Allusion to prior writers is a big part of great literature.

In short, here is stimulating, edifying, but enjoyable and very accessible reading. I quickly ordered several other Highet books coming off of the high.

The Classical Tradition: Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature by Gilbert Highet

I don’t agree with his encomiastic treatment of Byron, either. Great intro to the influence that Greco-Roman authors have had in the West over the millennia. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Lists with This Book. GH is very particular about clear writing uncluttered by footnotes and scientific layering as well as uncontaminated by professional jargon. Sam rated it it was amazing Jan 21, The result is remarkably readable, never ostentatious, and his thesis rarely imposes strain on belief because the proof is always at hand.


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 Renaissance, partly a particularly Baroque censorship of vulgar words that comes from a misunderstanding of the classics. See all 8 reviews. See 1 question about The Classical Tradition…. Sidonius spent some years A. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. As Highet states in the opening lines of his Preface, this book outlines “the chief ways in which Greek and Latin influence has moulded the literatures of western Europe and America”.

Shakespeare ; Chapter There is some sympathetic treatment of women, but generally education is reserved for boys.

Refresh and try again. Only the chapter on Modernism slightly disappointed me. It sent me back to check out guys like Ovid and Horace, who have been pretty enjoyable, as well as Juvenal and Epictetus less so. Excellent prose; what could have become excessively dry remains engaging throughout. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

The Classical Tradition : Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature

Ryan rated it it was amazing Jan 15, Dante and Pagan Antiquity Chapter 5: This landmark book explores the ways in which the Greco-Roman tradition has shaped modern European and American literature.

Share your thoughts with other customers. I learned about The Battle of the Books, the baroque era’s rather slavish following of Aristotle’s theories and met a whole bunch of authors I had never known I am also waiting for those Abraham a Santa Clara translations to see if he is as entertaining as Highet makes him out to be I’ve read a lot of Highet’s books and can tell you there are no duds.

I had the good fortune to read The Classical Tradition right after finishing Werner Jaeger’s “Paideia” and the two works make an incredibly compelling case for the importance of classical study.


Jun 24, Colin rated it it was amazing Shelves: TCT is classicwl remarkable survey of Western Literature. There classlcal some reservations and empathy, but homosexuality is perversion etc. English Literature Chapter 3: And sometimes you do get the feeling that an author with extensive classical training is definitely favored in the eye of a very classicist hradition. Oxford University Press; 1st edition December 31, Language: Epic ; Chapter 9: It is its vast scope, its capacious overview, that gives it its power.

Rabelais and Montaigne Chapter Not only is the author well researched, but he is able to keep the reader interested. But modern scholars must regret that they have to work during a time when, instead of that generous supra-national comradeship which helped to build the learning and culture of the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, it is becoming more and more difficult to exchange opinions across the world, to bring from distant countries books where new and vital points of view are freely expressed, to carry on many-sided correspondences with far-off scholars and encounter no difficulties other than those involved in the common search for truth, and to feel oneself part of a world-wide structure of art and learning, greater than all the things that divide mankind: He makes you want to set yourself the task of learning both Greek and Latin, just for its own sake.

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