DescriptionThis anthology presents a selection of works that illustrates the traffic between British poetry and classical literature.
- Gives readers the classical background they need in order to really appreciate British poetry.
- Divided into two halves - the first half presenting a selection of the best British poems, and the second presenting relevant classical works in translation.
- Notes and introductions highlight the connections between British works and their classical forebears.
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About the Author
Robert D. Brown is Professor of Classics at Vassar College on the Sarah Miles Raynor Chair. He is the author of Lucretius on Love and Sex (1987) and articles on a range of Roman authors including Lucretius, Caesar, Virgil, Horace, Livy, and Ovid.
"An unusual and imaginative anthology. This refreshingly conceived volume makes vivid to English readers an important selection of both English and classical poets, and shows the deep relationships between them in a manner that bypasses the academic perspectives of 'influence studies.'" Claude Rawson, Yale University
"No matter where the reader chances to open the Anthology, he or she will be assisted in understanding and appreciating both the modern selections in the first half of the book and their classical sources in the second."
Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"Laudable and respresentative anthology which does an effective job of showing ... how English poetry is indebted to classical models ... .New and interesting material." Notes and Queries