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Spectacle and Engagement

Lucan( )
Author: Leigh, Matthew
Series title:Oxford Classical Monographs
Publication Date:May 1997
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Imprint:Clarendon Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $250.00
Book Description:

The Pharsalia is Lucan's epic on the civil wars between Caesar and Pompey. It is a poem of immense energy and intelligence in which spectacle and spectatorship are prominent. The author shows that by transforming certain Virgilian narrative devices Lucan launches an attack on the Augustan ideology of the Aeneid: where Virgil writes the foundation myth for the new regime and celebrates the connections between Augustus and Aeneas, Lucan produces asavagely republican anti-Aeneid which...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Ancient & Classical
Literary Criticism / Poetry
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.382 x 8.424 x 1.014 Inches
Book Weight:1.254 Pounds

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