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De Bello Civili I - a book by Getty, R. J.

De Bello Civili I

De Bello Civili I( )
Editor: Lucan,
Author: Getty, R. J.
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $30.99
Book Description:

Originally published in 1955, this book contains the Latin text of the first book of Lucan's Pharsalia or De bello civili.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Poetry / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.031 x 7.722 x 0.468 Inches
Book Weight:0.484 Pounds
Author Biography
Getty, R. J. (Editor)
Grandson of Seneca the Rhetorican and nephew of Seneca the Philosopher, Lucan was born in Spain and educated in rhetoric in Rome. He was a favorite at Nero's court until the emperor took offense at his precocious literary talent and prevented him from displaying it in public. Lucan then joined a conspiracy against the monarch and was forced to commit suicide. His epic poem "Bellum Civile" (Civil War), also called "Pharsalia," sided with Pompey in his fatal struggle with Julius Caesar. His complex rhetorical style was acclaimed in the Middle Ages; Dante and Chaucer ranked him high as a poet.


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