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Lucan : De bello civili Book II - Lucan


De bello civili Book II

By: Lucan, Elaine Fantham (Editor), P. E. Easterling (Editor), Philip Hardie (Editor), Richard Hunter (Editor)

Paperback Published: 21st September 1992
ISBN: 9780521422413
Number Of Pages: 260

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This edition offers the first full-scale commentary on the neglected second book of Lucan's epic poem on the civil war between Caesar and Pompey: De bello civili. It pays particular attention to Lucan's inheritance from Virgil's Augustan epic and response to its challenge. The introduction gives a general account of Lucan's life and work, a discussion of his narrative, a survey of language, style and meter, and a brief history of the text. The commentary offers assistance with grammar and translation and aims to provide the political, historical and geographical background to Lucan's epic narrative.

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"From the commentary's wealth of insights, observations and contextualizations one could single out items from every page which are worthy of note or lead to further literary reflection. Suffice it to say that in the preparation of this commentary [Elaine Fantham] has done Lucan and his readers an extremely valuable and lasting service." Bryn Mawr Classical Review "This edition has much to offer to reader of the Pharsalia at any level whether he be newcomer, graduate student, or veteran of Lucan studies." Classical World

De bello civili: the poet and the poem
Lucan's work in the epic tradition
The Civil War: history and poetic interpretation
Language, style and versification
The text M. Annaei Lvcani De bello civili liber secvndvs
Chronological table of events from 88-49 BC
Parallel summaries of Lucan, De bello civili I-II, Livy, Periocha and Caesar, Bellum civile 1
A Neronian critic of Lucan?
The capture of Corfinium
Cato's decision and Seneca's appraisal
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ISBN: 9780521422413
ISBN-10: 0521422418
Series: Cambridge Greek & Latin Classics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 21st September 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.93 x 12.9  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.3

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