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From Gibbon to Auden : essays on the classical tradition

Author: G W Bowersock
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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Preface. The Eighteenth Century. 1. Gibbon's Historical Imagination. 2. Gibbon on Civil War and Rebellion in the Decline of the Roman Empire. 3. Reflections on Gibbon's Library. 4. Watchmen: Gibbon's Autobiographies. 5. Suetonius in the Eighteenth Century. 6. The Rediscovery of Herculaneum and Pompeii. The Nineteenth Century. 7. Sign Language. 8. Berlioz, Virgil, and Rome. 9. Edward Lear in Petra. 10. Burckhardt on  Read more...
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Bowersock, G.W. (Glen Warren), 1936-
From Gibbon to Auden.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008026676
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G W Bowersock
ISBN: 0199704074 9780199704071 9780195376678 0195376676
OCLC Number: 315140126
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 240 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Gibbon's historical imagination --
Gibbon on civil war and rebellion in the decline of the Roman empire --
Reflections on Gibbon's library --
Watchmen: Gibbon's autobiographies --
Suetonius in the eighteenth century --
The rediscovery of Herculaneum and Pompeii --
Sign language --
Berlioz, Virgil, and Rome --
Edward Lear in Petra --
Burckhardt on late antiquity from the Constantin to the Griechische Kulturgeschichte --
The new old world --
The Julian poems of C.P. Cavafy --
Cavafy and Apollonios --
The new Cavafy --
The later Momigliano --
A modern Aesop --
Auden on the fall of Rome.
Responsibility: G.W. Bowersock.
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Preface. The Eighteenth Century. 1. Gibbon's Historical Imagination. 2. Gibbon on Civil War and Rebellion in the Decline of the Roman Empire. 3. Reflections on Gibbon's Library. 4. Watchmen: Gibbon's Autobiographies. 5. Suetonius in the Eighteenth Century. 6. The Rediscovery of Herculaneum and Pompeii. The Nineteenth Century. 7. Sign Language. 8. Berlioz, Virgil, and Rome. 9. Edward Lear in Petra. 10. Burckhardt on Late Antiquity. The Twentieth Century. 11. The New Old World. 12. The Julian Poems of C.P. Cavafy. 13. Cavafy and Apollonios. 14. The New Cavafy. 15. The Later Momigliano. 16. A Mo.

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