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Lucan

De Bello Civili

Lucan( )
Author: Lucan,
Editor: Fantham, Elaine
Series title:Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Ser.
ISBN:978-0-521-41010-6
Publication Date:Jul 1992
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $190.00
Book Description:

The first full-scale commentary on the neglected second book of Lucan's epic poem De bello civili.

Book Details
Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: Poetry / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):12.7 x 19.3 x 2.4 cm
Book Weight:0.356 Kilograms
Author Biography
Lucan (Author)
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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