The growth and influence of classical Greek poetry; lectures delivered in 1892 on the Percy…

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bySir Richard Claverhouse Jebb, Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... FUSION OF GREEK WITH OTHER ELEMENTS 279 The distinction of such poetical work is the use of romance to bring Hellenism into relief; the inner contrast between the romantic and the Hellenic spirit is rather hinted than expressed. But the deepest and largest influence of Greece is not to be sought in the modern poetry which treats Greek subjects and imitates Greek form; that influence works more characteristically when, having been received into the modern mind, it acts by suggestion and inspiration, breathing a grace and a power of its own into material and form of a different origin:--totaraque infusa per artus Mens agitat molem, et magno se in corpore miscet. This influence has been all-pervading in modern life, in modern literature and art. Yet those who most appreciate the true value of Hellenism will never claim for it that, Value of by itself, it can suffice for the needs of Hellenism for us; modern humanity. In the intellectual province its value is not only permanent, but unique; it has furnished models of excellence which can never be superseded; by its spirit, it supplies a medicine for diseases of the modern mind, a corrective for aberrations of modern taste, a discipline, no less than a delight, for the modern imagination; since that obedience to reason which it exacts is also a return to the most gracious activities of life and nature. Of such a power, we may truly say, it will never Pass into nothingness, but still will keep A bower of quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams and health and quiet breathing. But in the province of religion and morals amithelimit Hellenism alone is not sufficing. Greek polytheism, even as ennobled by the great poets, was incapable of generating religious conceptions which could satisfy...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... FUSION OF GREEK WITH OTHER ELEMENTS 279 The distinction of such poetical work is the use of romance to bring H...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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