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Lucan No. VIII

Civil War

Lucan( )
Author: Lucan,
Mayer, R.
ISBN:978-0-85668-155-4
Publication Date:Dec 1981
Publisher:Aris & Phillips
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $60.00
Book Description:

In his De Bello Civili Lucan tells the story of the civil war between Caesar and Pompey, dealing in Book VIII with the defeat and death of the latter. This edition provides a literary commentary to accompany the Latin text and the revised translation of J.D.Daff.

Book Details
Pages:208
Detailed Subjects: Poetry / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.811 x 8.19 Inches
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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