Title: Poets in a Landscape (New York Review Books Classics)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: NYRB Classics March 2010
1590173384 / 9781590173381
Seller ID: 111499
Gilbert Highet was a legendary teacher at Columbia University, admired both for his scholarship and his charisma as a lecturer." Poets in a Landscape" is his delightful exploration of 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, Vergil, Propertius, Horace, Tibullus, Ovid, and Juvenal. Highet brings them life, setting them in their historical context and locating them in the physical world, while also offering crisp modern translations of the poets' finest work. 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.