Civil War

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Overview


Lucan's epic poem on the civil war between Caesar and Pompey, unfinished at the time of his death, stands beside the poems of Virgil and Ovid in the first rank of Latin epic. This newly annotated, free verse translation conveys the full force of Lucan's writing and his grimly realistic view of the subject. The work is a powerful condemnation of civil war, emphasizing the stark, dark horror of the catastrophies which the Roman state inflicted upon itself. Both the introduction and glossary set the scene for readers unfamiliar with Lucan and explore his relationship with earlier writers of Latin epic, and his interest in the sensational.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199540686
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 7/15/2008
  • Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 832,432
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Fox is Visiting Professor of Classics at Rutgers University.
Ethan Adams is an assistant professor in classics at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.

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Table of Contents

Preface Matthew Fox ix

Introduction and Notes Matthew Fox Ethan Adams xi

Suggestions for Further Reading li

Notes on the Text and Translation lv

Chronology of Roman Historical Events lxi

Map lxiv

Civil War

Appendix: Satyricon 317

Greek and Latin Names for the Winds 331

Notes 332

Glossary 445

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