Landor's position may in general terms be best defined by saying that he was a classic writing in a romantic age. In calling him a classic, I do not of course refer merely to his' scholarship, or to the fact that a considerable part of his work deals with subjects of ancient Greece and Rome. It is true that Landor was a scholar, and in Latin especially a scholar of unusual power and attain ments. The acquisitions of his Rugby days, vivified by imagination and strengthened by after-study, remained with him always and he wrote and thought in Latin as naturally and as willingly as in English. Probably no other writer has illuminated with stronger ?ashes of poetical insight a more familiar book knowledge of Rome. And certainly no other writer so trained on thoughts of Rome, none so steeped in Latinity, has had an equally just appreciation of the genius and the charm of Hellas.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Sidney Colvin
Published Date - August 30 2019
ISBN - 9780666569196
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm
Page Count - 413
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