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Author Highet, Gilbert, 1906-1978.

Title The classical tradition : Greek and Roman influences on western literature / by Gilbert Highet.

Publication Info. New York : Oxford University Press, 1949.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  809 H638C c.2  Check Shelf
Description xxxviii, 763 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography "Brief bibliography": pages 550-555. Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (pages [556]-705)
Contents The fall of the Greek and Roman civilization -- The dark ages -- The middle ages -- The renaissance -- The dark ages: English literature -- Secular poetry -- Christian poetry -- British church v. Roman church -- Christian Anglo-Saxons v. pagan Northmen -- The middle ages: French literature -- Ovid and romantic love -- The romance of the rose -- Dante and pagan antiquity -- Towards the renaissance: Petrarch, Boccaccio, Chaucer -- The renaissance: translation -- The renaissance: drama -- The renaissance: epic -- The renaissance: pastoral and romance -- Rabelais and Montaigne -- Shakespeare's classics -- The renaissance and afterwards: lyric poetry -- Transition -- The battle of the books -- A note on baroque -- Baroque tragedy -- Satire -- Baroque prose -- The time of revolution -- Parnassus and Antichrist -- A century of scholarship -- The symbolist poets and James Joyce -- The reinterpretation of the myths -- Conclusion.
Subject Comparative literature -- Classical and modern.
Comparative literature -- Modern and classical.
Other Form: Online version: Highet, Gilbert, 1906-1978. Classical tradition. New York, Oxford University Press, 1949 (OCoLC)654626168
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