Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Anacreon” in chapter 1.1 of Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2:
...ed and studied like a natural object.
Such genuine admiration for Greek genius is rare at any time, and certainly not many American hands could have been busy translating Aeschylus, Pindar, and Anacreon in the hurried forties and fifties of the nineteenth century.
This large and solid academic basis for Thoreau's culture is not generally observed.
His devotion to the Greeks rings truer than his ...
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