The Outdoor Life in Greek and Roman Poets, and Kindred Studies

The Outdoor Life in Greek and Roman Poets, and Kindred Studies

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The Outdoor Life in Greek and Roman Poets, and Kindred Studies

The Outdoor Life in Greek and Roman Poets, and Kindred Studies

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This book grew out of my own life south of the Alps. I have walked with Virgil in his fields, and listened with Theocritus to Sicilian folk-songs. The poets of the Old World became for me not dead poets but living men--living observers of things I could observe myself every day. Antiquity was not past but present.

To the sketches of outdoor life as revealed in the poetry and in a few portions of the prose literature of ancient Greece and Italy, I have added some studies of subjects connected with the scheme of the book which I always hoped to complete in its present form, though the chapters were published separately in the Contemporary Review. My thanks are due to the Editor for allowing me to reprint them.

Salò, Lago di Garda.

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