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I am very certain that this book will still provide an addictively informative read to anyone calssical an interest in reading a sweeping survey of European literature. GH is very particular about clear writing uncluttered by footnotes and scientific layering as well as uncontaminated by professional jargon.

It is its vast scope, its capacious overview, that gives it its power.

Return to Book Traadition. Only the chapter on Modernism slightly disappointed me. Gilbert created the Columbia University core curriculum. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

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

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The Classical Tradition : Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature

Indeed, the book is free of the jargon-filled style of literary criticism that plagues much of current scholarship. The letters, which are bright and interesting, somehow survived the many centuries of savagery, massacre, gang-rule, and primitivism which followed his death.

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Professor Highet transmits a luminous passion and offers a breathtaking range of insights into the ways in which the classics are profoundly embedded in every aspect of Western literature. Still, in this fascinating labyrinth of literary history, the casual reader with a healthy interest in TCT’s subject can’t help but classicwl on.

The Classical Tradition

Amazing text on the foundations of western civilization as taught through Greek and Roman philosophy and education. TCT is a remarkable survey of Western Literature. The revolutionary poets of Italy were pessimists.