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The Unpublished Lectures of Gilbert Highet

Edited by Robert J. Ball


Robert J. Ball

Gilbert Highet, Anthon Professor of Latin at Columbia University, was one of the twentieth century's most erudite and distinguished classicists. This book contains virtually all Professor Highet's unpublished classical lectures, which have been arranged in three groups - Greek Literature, Latin Literature, and the Classical Tradition. One finds in these lectures a celebration of classical literature, conveyed through a humane form of scholarship, with emphasis on those aspects of great writing that make the classical authors worth reading - all of which earned for Gilbert Highet an enduring place in the history of his profession.