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Highet, Gilbert 1906-1978

Works: 328 works in 1,307 publications in 13 languages and 29,111 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Poetry  Reviews  Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Speaker, Author of introduction, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PR99, 809
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Publications about Gilbert Highet
Publications by Gilbert Highet
Publications by Gilbert Highet, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Gilbert Highet
The classical tradition : Greek and Roman influences on western literature by Gilbert Highet( Book )
168 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,961 libraries worldwide
"An account of the chief ways in which the Greco-Roman tradition has shaped the literatures of modern Europe and America. Beginning with Old English poetry and French romance, and continuing to mid-twentieth century, the author shows how one country after another learned forms, imagery, myths, style and standards in the gradual but continuous rediscovery of Greco-Roman literary arts." [Back cover]
The art of teaching by Gilbert Highet( Book )
200 editions published between 1950 and 2002 in 11 languages and held by 2,751 libraries worldwide
The noted classicist presents his educational methodology, within the context of history, from the Sophists to modern teaching. -- from inside flap
Paideia: the ideals of Greek culture by Werner Jaeger( Book )
65 editions published between 1939 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,474 libraries worldwide
Paideia, the shaping of Greek character through a union of civilization, tradition, literature, and philosophy is the basis for Jaeger's evaluation of Hellenic culture. Volume I describes the foundation, growth, and crisis of Greek culture during the archaic and classical epochs, ending with the collapse of the Athenian empire. The second and third volumes of the work deal with the intellectual history of ancient Greece in the Age of Plato, the 4th century B.C.--the age in which Greece lost everything that is valued in this world--state, power, liberty--but still clung to the concept of paideia. As its last great poet, Menander summarized the primary role of this ideal in Greek culture when he said: "The possession which no one can take away from man is paideia."
The anatomy of satire by Gilbert Highet( Book )
45 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,037 libraries worldwide
An information-packed study by a well-known classicist and literary critic analyzes by definitions, descriptions, and examples the tree main forms of satire: monolog, parody, and narrative. The author takes as the scope of hiswork the entire range of satirical literature from ancient Greece to contemporary America, from Aristophanes to Henry Miller
Poets in a landscape by Gilbert Highet( Book )
65 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,872 libraries worldwide
Gilbert Highet was a legendary teacher at Columbia University, admired for his scholarship and his charisma as a lecturer. Poets in a Landscape is his delightful exploration of both Latin literature and the Italian landscape. As Highet writes in his introduction, "I have endeavored to recall some of the greatest Roman poets by describing the places were they lived, recreating their characters and evoking the essence of their work." The poets are Catullus, Virgil, Horace, Propertius, Tibullus, Ovid, and Juvenal. Highet sketches the stories of the poets' lives and fills in the historical background, while offering crisp modern translations of their finest work and memorably vivid descriptions of the natural world. The result is an entirely sui generis amalgam of travel writing, biography, criticism, and pure poetry-altogether an unexcelled introduction to the world of the classics
The powers of poetry by Gilbert Highet( Book )
13 editions published between 1960 and 1967 in English and held by 1,532 libraries worldwide
Includes critical essays on Shakespeare, Alexander Pope, Robert Burns, Byron, Shelley, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, A.E. Housman, W.B. Yeats, Robinson Jeffers, T.S. Eliot, e. e. cummings, Dylan Thomas, Japanese haiku, sonnets, Lays of Ancient Rome, Horace, William Wordsworth, John Keats, Aeneid of Virgil, Metamorphoses of Ovid, Lucan, Elegy in a country churchyard, Hamlet, Robert Browning, Faust of Goethe, and The waste land
Man's unconquerable mind by Gilbert Highet( Book )
25 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,467 libraries worldwide
Examines the history, the limits and the promise of the human mind -- and the knowledge of which it is capable. Examines the performance of that miracle of memory and creative power -- the human mind. From the intellectual and moral monuments of the Greeks, the Romans, the Judaeo-Christians and our contemporary thinkers, the author explores the meaning of our culture. Out of this book come the answers to some of the pressing questions of our time -- on freedom, on censorship and on our educational system. And out of it too comes a clear definition of knowledge and new insights into the strength and limitations of the mind
People, places, and books by Gilbert Highet( Book )
20 editions published between 1953 and 1969 in English and German and held by 1,434 libraries worldwide
Juvenal the satirist, a study by Gilbert Highet( Book )
55 editions published between 1954 and 1962 in English and Italian and held by 1,373 libraries worldwide
Planned to help both the general reader and the more advanced student of Latin literature
The immortal profession : the joys of teaching and learning by Gilbert Highet( Book )
7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 1,181 libraries worldwide
Explorations by Gilbert Highet( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 1,041 libraries worldwide
Talents and geniuses; the pleasures of appreciation by Gilbert Highet( Book )
2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 848 libraries worldwide
Essays about life, literature, and the arts, based upon Highet's radio talks
A clerk of Oxenford : essays on literature and life by Gilbert Highet( Book )
2 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 789 libraries worldwide
In this collection of essays based upon his radio talks, Highet discusses a range of topics, including Japanese haiku, Icelandic sagas, the Gettysburg Address, and the works of George Orwell, Yeats, Byron, and Tennyson
The speeches in Vergil's Aeneid by Gilbert Highet( Book )
20 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 748 libraries worldwide
In the Aeneid men, women, gods, and goddesses are characterized by the speeches assigned to them far more than by descriptions of their appearance or behavior. Most of the speeches are highly emotional and individualized, reminding us of the most powerful utterances of Greek tragedy.Gilbert Highet has analyzed all the speeches in the Aeneid, using statistical techniques as well as more traditional methods of scholarship. He has classified the speeches; identified their models in earlier Greek and Latin literature; analyzed their structure; and discussed their importance in the portrayal of character. He finds that Vergil used standard rhetorical devices with discretion, and that his models were poets rather than orators. Nevertheless, this study shows Vergil to have been a master dramatist as well as a great epic poet.Originally published in 1972.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The classical papers of Gilbert Highet by Gilbert Highet( Book )
9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 519 libraries worldwide
Friedrich Engels; a biography by Gustav Mayer( Book )
10 editions published between 1936 and 1969 in English and German and held by 395 libraries worldwide
The migration of ideas; three lectures delivered on the North Foundation at Franklin and Marshall College on 18 and 19 March 1954 by Gilbert Highet( Book )
8 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
The unpublished lectures of Gilbert Highet by Gilbert Highet( Book )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and German and held by 168 libraries worldwide
Ovid's Metamorphoses : in fifteen books by Ovid( Book )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
The Sir Samuel Garth translation into English verse, illustrated by Hans Erni
Rhythm in poetry. Melody in poetry by Gilbert Highet( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Dr. Highet shows how sounds and rhythms are dramatically used by great poets
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Alternative Names
G. ハイエット
Gilbert Highet Brits klassiek filoloog (1906-1978)
Gilbert Highet US-amerikanischer Altphilologe
Gilbertus Highet rerum classicarum peritus Americanus
Highet Gilbert
Highet, Gilbert A. 1906-1978
Highet, Gilbert Arthur.
Highet, Gilbert Arthur 1906-1978
היט, גילברט
הייט, גילברט ארתור
جيلبرت هايت، 1906-1978
하이어트, 길버트 1906-1978
하이에트, 길버트 1906-1978
하이이트, 길버트 1906-1978
하이트, 길버트 1906-1978
ハイエット, ギルバート
哈艾特, 吉爾伯
English (675)
Spanish (22)
German (15)
French (14)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (6)
Portuguese (4)
Japanese (3)
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