Lucan

The Pharsalia, Lucan's epic on the civil wars between Caesar and Pompey, is a document of fundamental importance for students of the history and literature of Rome in the early imperial period.

Lucan

The Pharsalia, Lucan's epic on the civil wars between Caesar and Pompey, is a document of fundamental importance for students of the history and literature of Rome in the early imperial period. For historians concerned with the defence of Republican traditions under the emperors as much as for literary critics mapping the transformation of epic in the wake of Vergil, it is impossible to ignore this poem.

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Lucan
Language: en
Pages: 366
Authors: Matthew Leigh, Fellow and Tutor in Classical Languages and Literature Matthew Leigh
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Pharsalia, Lucan's epic on the civil wars between Caesar and Pompey, is a document of fundamental importance for students of the history and literature of Rome in the early imperial period. For historians concerned with the defence of Republican traditions under the emperors as much as for literary critics
Lucan
Language: en
Pages: 366
Authors: Matthew Leigh
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher:

Books about Lucan
The Oxford Handbook Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World
Language: en
Pages: 720
Authors: Alison Futrell, Thomas F. Scanlon
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-09 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Sport and spectacle in the ancient world has become a vital area of broad new exploration over the last few decades. This Handbook brings together the latest research on Greek and Roman manifestations of these pastimes to explore current approaches and open exciting new avenues of inquiry. It discusses historical
Reading Lucan's Civil War
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Paul Roche
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-09 - Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Born in 39 C.E., the Roman poet Lucan lived during the turbulent reign of the emperor Nero. Prior to his death in 65 C.E., Lucan wrote prolifically, yet beyond some fragments, only his epic poem, the Civil War, has survived. Acclaimed by critics as one of the greatest literary achievements
Thunder and Lament
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Timothy A. Joseph
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Thunder and Lament is the first book-length study of Lucan's engagement with the Homeric poems and the works of early Latin epic.