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This 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405112949
ISBN-10: 1405112948
Format: Paperback
(245mm x 173mm x 30mm)
Pages: 552
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Robert DeMaria

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.

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