Lucan: De bello civili Book II / Edition 1

Lucan: De bello civili Book II / Edition 1

by Lucan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521422418

ISBN-13: 9780521422413

Pub. Date: 06/26/1992

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This edition offers the first full-scale commentary on the neglected second book of Lucan's epic poem on the civil war between Caesar and Pompey: De bello civili. It pays particular attention to Lucan's inheritance from Virgil's Augustan epic and response to its challenge. The introduction gives a general account of Lucan's life and work, a discussion of his

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This edition offers the first full-scale commentary on the neglected second book of Lucan's epic poem on the civil war between Caesar and Pompey: De bello civili. It pays particular attention to Lucan's inheritance from Virgil's Augustan epic and response to its challenge. The introduction gives a general account of Lucan's life and work, a discussion of his narrative, a survey of language, style and meter, and a brief history of the text. The commentary offers assistance with grammar and translation and aims to provide the political, historical and geographical background to Lucan's epic narrative.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521422413
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/26/1992
Series:
Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
4.84(w) x 7.32(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. De bello civili: the poet and the poem; 2. Lucan's work in the epic tradition; 3. The Civil War: history and poetic interpretation; 4. Language, style and versification; 5. The text M. Annaei Lvcani De bello civili liber secvndvs; Commentary; Chronological table of events from 88–49 BC; Parallel summaries of Lucan, De bello civili I-II, Livy, Periocha and Caesar, Bellum civile 1; Appendices: 1. A Neronian critic of Lucan?; 2. The capture of Corfinium; 3. Cato's decision and Seneca's appraisal; Bibliography; Index.

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