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Poets in a Landscape by  Gilbert Highet - Hardcover - Later Printing - 1957 - from Old Saratoga Books (SKU: 46753)

Poets in a Landscape

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Poets in a Landscape

by Highet, Gilbert

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Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Corners rounded, jacket lightly shelfworn.
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NY: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Corners rounded, jacket lightly . shelfworn.. 1957. Later Printing. Hardcover. xix, 267pp, index. Blue cloth binding. Photos. The Classical Literature professor looks at the work of ancient Roman poets Catullus, Vergil, Propertius, Horace, Ovid, Juvenal, and Tibullus as he visits the Italian landscape in which they lived and wrote. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .


Gilbert Highet (1906–1978) was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to a middle-class family. He showed an early facility with Latin and Greek, reading Homer, Virgil, and Aeschylus for pleasure by the time he was sixteen. He attended Glasgow University, and later Oxford’s Balliol College, sweeping up most of the available prizes and scholarships along the way. In 1937 Highet joined the faculty of Columbia University, becoming a full professor at thirty-one. He taught at Columbia until 1972 (with the exception of a period during WWII, when he was stationed as an officer in Washington, D.C. and later assisted in the return of looted goods in Europe), becoming a legend for his animated and inspiring lectures. A very public intellectual, Highet served on the boards of Horizon magazine (1958–77) and the Book-of-the-Month Club (1954–78), was chief literary critic for Harper ’s (1952–54), and hosted a cultural affairs radio program, People, Places, and Books (1952–59), that was broadcast on more than three hundred stations in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Highet wrote, translated, or edited some twenty books, of which The Classical Tradition (1949) and The Art of Teaching (1950) remain the best known. He was married to Helen MacInnes, a successful writer of espionage novels, from 1932 until his death from cancer in 1978. Michael C.J. Putnam is MacMillan professor emeritus of classics and comparative literature, Brown University. Among his recent books are Poetic Interplay: Catullus and Horace and Jacopo Sannazaro: The Latin Poetry . In May 2009 he was awarded the Centennial Medal by the American Academy in Rome. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Philosophical Society.


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Poets in a Landscape
Highet, Gilbert
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Used - Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Corners rounded, jacket lightly shelfworn.
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Later Printing
Alfred A. Knopf
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Classical Literature, Roman Literature
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Literary History and Criticism; Archaeology and Ancient History;

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