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Lucan's Civil War - Lucan

Lucan's Civil War

By: Lucan, Paul F. Widdows (Translator)

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Published: 22nd September 1988
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..". eminently readable, supple, and coherent... essential... " -- Choice

..". translated into English verse with great force and precision... " -- History

"There is... a very real need for a new poetic version, and Mr. Widdows has carried out the difficult task most creditably.... his translation is both accurate and readable, and in our age, so much kinder to baroque art than the ages that preceded it, he should have many readers." -- New York Review of Books

"On all counts this translation of the Pharsalia is a resounding success and will, one predicts, stand as the definitive English version. Readers... will welcome this verse edition by Widdows with its readability, accuracy, and, above all, its poetic sensibility.... Widdows' translation deserves acclaim, and both classicist and student of epic poetry in general will want this edition on their bookshelves... " -- Classical World

Told in a series of gripping, dramatic episodes, Widdows' powerful verse translation of Lucan's unfinished epic of the Roman civil war starts with the crossing of the Rubicon and ends with Caesar narrowly escaping death at the hands of the Egyptian army.

" ... eminently readable, supple, and coherent ... essential ... " Choice " ... translated into English verse with great force and precision ... " History "There is ... a very real need for a new poetic version, and Mr. Widdows has carried out the difficult task most creditably... his translation is both accurate and readable, and in our age, so much kinder to baroque art than the ages that preceded it, he should have many readers." New York Review of Books "On all counts this translation of the Pharsalia is a resounding success and will, one predicts, stand as the definitive English version. Readers ... will welcome this verse edition by Widdows with its readability, accuracy, and, above all, its poetic sensibility... Widdows' translation deserves acclaim, and both classicist and student of epic poetry in general will want this edition on their bookshelves ... " Classical World

Introduction Book One Book Two Book Three Book Four Book Five Book Six Book Seven Book Eight Book Nine Book Ten Notes Glossary

ISBN: 9780253313997
ISBN-10: 0253313996
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 22nd September 1988
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.4  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.63