Drawn from a collection of lectures delivered at Oxford in the winter of 1911–1912, these essays examine what the classics mean in the history of literature. Here are eloquent and authoritative essays on, among other subjects, “Greek and English Tragedy,” “The Greek Romances,” and “Ovid and Romance.”
About the Author
George Stuart Gordon (1881–1942) was a British literary scholar who believed that English literature was capable of having a widespread and positive social influence. He held a number of academic positions and was the author of numerous books, including Companionable Books (1927), Shakespeare’s English (1928), Shakespearean Comedy and Other Studies (1945), and The Discipline of Letters (1946).