GILBERT HIGHET THE CLASSICAL TRADITION PDF

This first volume contains the Greek text and Latin translation of Pindar only. Back gilt and with four raised bands. Small hole in the front flyleaf. Title somewhat thumbed. Some small, old ink annotations and stripes.

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This first volume contains the Greek text and Latin translation of Pindar only. Back gilt and with four raised bands. Small hole in the front flyleaf. Title somewhat thumbed. Some small, old ink annotations and stripes. Paper slightly yellowing. Upper margin of 80 pages faintly waterstained Note: This Greek and Latin edition contains the poems of Pindar. The text of the title of and is exactly the same.

Pindar wrote eulogistic hymns to celebrate a victory in athletics, boxing and horse racing. Praised in a magnificent way are the victor, his family, the native city. The Classical tradition, Cambridge Mass. The Hellenistic poets Callimachus and Theocritus wrote poetry under his influence. The Roman poet Horace thought him grandiose and sublime. Pindar was, with the Roman poet Horace, the chief classical model for modern formal lyric poetry. The lyric poets of the Renaissance borrowed first of all thematic material from Pindar.

It brought a nobler and graver spirit. And in their eagerness to rival the classics, they made their own lyrics more dignified, less colloquial and song-like. Ronsard wanted to be the French Pindar, introducing the Pindaric ode into the vernacular literature of France.

Highet, p. Already the first full Latin translation of Pindar indexed all the gnomes according to moral lessons. Moreover, as a source of proverbial wisdom, Pindar was elevated nearly to the status of biblical Salomon. The French author Voltaire made the witty remark that Pindar wrote verses that no one understood, and everyone had to admire.

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The Classical Tradition

Biography[ edit ] Born in Glasgow , Scotland, Gilbert Highet is best known as a midth-century teacher of the humanities in the United States. He became an American citizen in , following his appointment as Anthon Professor of Latin Language and Literature in See his obituary in The Times , January 26, Highet devoted most of his energy to teaching, but he also aspired to raise the level of mass culture and achieved a broader influence by publishing essays and books, hosting his own radio program, acting as a judge for the Book-of-the-Month Club , and serving on the editorial board of Horizon magazine. Highet died in New York City.

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The Classical Tradition: Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature

Helen Clark Maclnnes, 22 Sept. Case Inst. Columbia, ; prof. Board of Judges, Book-of-the-Month Club, ; chair edit. Horizon, ; fell. Royal Soc. Translations: O.

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The Classical Tradition : Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature

To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems; we are continuing to work to improve these archived versions. Gilbert Higbet, classicist, scholar, critic, poet, author and educator, died at New York Hospital yesterday of cancer. He was 71 years old.

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