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A sweeping, bird’s eye view thr the currents, cross-currents and influences of ancient Greek and Roman literature through the centuries, from the Dark Ages to the early twentieth.

The Classical Tradition: Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature

The odd thing is that Sidonius did not foresee those centuries, or anything like them: Shakespeare loved Seneca and Ovid, and lifted the storylines of several of his historical plays from Sir Thomas North’s translation of Plutarch’s Lives, but infused them with an unparalleled vibrancy.

I’m surprised this book was not assigned in any of my college literatu Best overview of western lit I have ever read. Highet’s book “The Classical Tradition” is an excellent book filled with historical, as well as other considerations.

trasition Learned, epigrammatic, and humanely opinionated, Highet’s book is as readable as it is comprehensive. How they use classical legends Dante and Pagan Antiquity Chapter 5: One person found this helpful.

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A Note on Baroque. Other editions – View all The Classical Tradition: Accompanied by a new foreword by renown critic Harold Bloom, this reissue will enable new readers to appreciate the enormous legacy of classical literature in the canonical works of medieval, Renaissance, and modern Europe and America. Building momentum through Byron, Tennyson, and the rise of “art of art’s sake”, Highet, at last, arrives at his conclusion: Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

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The Classical Tradition

This may be common knowledge, but the intricacy of influences as laid out by the author is certainly not. I love this book! There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

This magisterial opus attempts to provide some framework for understanding the massive influence of Greek and Latin literature on later Western literature, from the fall of Rome up to fairly modern times.

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Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Ebook This title is available as an ebook. Highet shows us both how ancient books shaped later readers, and how medieval and modern writers used classical elements to build their own, distinctive literatures. Highet’s clear writing style allows him to condense a massive amount of information into short chapters.


Follows the Greek and Roman authors who survived, barely, through the ages and their effects on Western tradition and the humanities. The Battle of the Books Chapter There is, of course, a good way and a bad way of using the classics—indeed, the classics have been used to trump up mediocrity for ages Thus the reader learns the overtones of classics in Shakespeare, or is made to see the hidden Doric column in Byron’s hhe fairly concretely.

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

In short, here is stimulating, edifying, but enjoyable and very accessible reading. Paperbackpages. Return to Book Page. Quotes from The Classical Tra Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The juxtaposition is all to clear: I’m surprised this book was not assigned in any of my college literature courses.

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