The Classical Tradition

The Classical Tradition : Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature


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A reissue in paperback of a title first published in 1949.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 800 pages
  • 155 x 234 x 38mm | 1,143.05g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0195002067
  • 9780195002065
  • 550,102

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This book is an outline of the chief ways in which Greek and Latin influence has moulded the literatures of western Europe and America.

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"Highet has assembled a vast quantity of material concerning the manifold aspects of his subject, filled in gaps where no adequate work has been done, and presented a story characterized by lucidity, charm, and scholarly good sense."--Classical Philology"Solidly grounded and solidly built...[Highet] deals with every period, every movement, every individual, and every separate work as an interesting special case for which he tries to find the special explanation."--The New Yorker

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