The Classical Tradition: Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature

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THE CLASSICAL
TRADITION

GREEK AND ROMAN INFLUENCES
ON WESTERN LITERATURE

BY

GILBERT HIGHET

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
New York Oxford

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgements x
  • Contents xiii
  • Abbreviations xxxvii
  • I - Introduction 1
  • 2 - The Dark Ages: English Literature 22
  • 3 - The Middle Ages: French Literature 48
  • 4 - Dante and Pagan Antiquity 70
  • 6 - The Renaissance Translation 104
  • 7 - The Renaissance Drama 127
  • 8 - The Renaissance Epic 144
  • 9 - The Renaissance Pastoral and Romance 162
  • 10 - Rabelais and Montaigne 178
  • II - Shakespeare's Classics 194
  • 12 - The Renaissance and Afterwards Lyric Poetry 219
  • 13 - Transition 255
  • 14 - The Battle of the Books 261
  • 15 - A Note on Baroque 289
  • 16 - Baroque Tragedy 293
  • 17 - Satire 303
  • 18 - Baroque Prose 322
  • 19 - The Time of Revolution 355
  • 20 - Parnassus and Antichrist 437
  • 21 466
  • 22 - The Symbolist Poets and James Joyce 501
  • 23 - The Reinterpretation of the Myths 520
  • 24 - Conclusion 541
  • Brief Bibliography 550
  • Index 707
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