Civil War

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The work is a powerful condemnation of civil war, and Lucan emphasizes the stark, dark horror of the catastrophes which the Roman state inflicted upon itself.
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"The translation combines fidelity to the Latin with a good sense of what makes readable English. The introduction well raises many issues about the poem."—Keith N. Gauneberl, Hobart and William Smith Colleges—CHECK NAME!!

"Excellent notes, sensible introduction."—L. Cahoon, Gettysburg College

"Probably the best English translation in print."—Martin Helzle, Case Western Reserve University

"I like this translation. The introduction and notes by Braund are excellent."—Carole Shaffer-Koros, Kean College

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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: 735,287
  • 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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