Classical Lit its Reception

(Author) (Author)
& 1 more

Product Details

John Wiley & Sons
Publish Date
6.86 X 9.66 X 1.2 inches | 2.1 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Robert DeMaria, Jr. is the Henry Noble McCracken Professor of English and Chair of the Department at Vassar College. His recent publications include Samuel Johnson and the Life of Reading (1997) and British Literature 1640-1789: An Anthology (Second Edition, Blackwell Publishing, 2001).

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.


"Anyone seeking a single volume reader on the connections between English and classical literature need look no further. The editors have made a varied and representative choice of texts, which will provide students with a gateway to a tradition of extraordinary richness and fascination." Charles Martindale, University of Bristol

"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