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This choice of essays explores the vast use of Latin and Greek literary texts in quite a number fresh poetry written in English. It comprises either contributions from poets, who comprise Tony Harrison, Seamus Heaney, and Michael Longley, conversing approximately their makes use of of classical literature of their personal paintings in lyric poetry and in theatre poetry, and essays from educational specialists at the related issues. Living Classics asks why modern poets are returning to creating types of and allusions to Greek and Roman literature of their paintings, and interrogates the parallel curiosity of contemporary classical students within the modern reception of classical texts.

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