The Classical Tradition : Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature: Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature

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Oxford University Press, USA, Dec 31, 1949 - Literary Criticism - 802 pages
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One sonnet I thought there would be more of, Sir Philip Sydney's, "Astrophila and Stella, is not discussed. Otherwise, Highet comprehensively surveys the classical tradition in later Western thought. Read full review

Contents

THE MIDDLE AGES H14
11
ENGLISH LITERATURE 2247
22
Marius the Epicurean
23
FRENCH LITERA
48
The Romance of Aeneas
55
DANTE AND PAGAN ANTIQUITY 7080
70
PETRARCH
81
Boccaccio 8993
89
The sixteenthcentury Renaissance did not affect Germany
367
Voss
375
FRANCE AND THE UNITED STATES 390407
390
David
391
Parallel expressions in the American revolution 399401
399
Victor Hugo 457
406
He preferred the countries themselves and their ideals
415
The revolutionary poets of Italy were pessimists
424

DRAMA 12743
127
EPIC 14461
144
The richness of Renaissance epic
161
PASTORAL
162
RABELAIS AND MONTAIGNE 17893
178
Chapter u SHAKESPEARES CLASSICS 194218
194
Lyrical poetry in the revolutionary era 2SO3
250
TRANSITION 25560
255
THE BATTLE OF THE BOOKS 26188
261
England
282
A NOTE ON BAROQUE 2 8992
289
SATIRE 30321
303
BAROQUE PROSE 32254
322
THE TIME OF REVOLUTION 355436
355
Other authors
435
its ideals 43953
440
the chief arguments against Ch ristianity 45363
454
Christian counterpropaganda in popular n ovels 4625
462
A CENTURY OF SCHOLARSHIP 466500
466
THE SYMBOLIST POETS AND JAMES
501
How they use classical legends 50716
507
THE REINTERPRETATION OF
520
Myths as symbols of natural processes
522
CONCLUSION 5419
541
BRIEF BIBLIOGRAPHY
550
INDEX
707
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Highet graduated from Glasgow University and then from Oxford University, where he taught classics until 1938. In 1950 he was appointed Anthon Professor of the Latin Language and Literature at Columbia University, a post which he held until his retirement.

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