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Poetry and Civil War in Lucan s Bellum Civile

Author : Jamie Masters
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This book is a major literary reevaluation of Lucan's epic poem, the Bellum Civile ("The Civil War"). Its main purpose is to bring out the implications of one basic premise: this poem is not only about civil war, but uses the metaphor of civil war (i.e. self-destruction and internal discord) as the basis for the way it tells its story. Aimed primarily at classicists, the book offers a provocative new interpretation of most of the important issues in the poem, while attempting to avoid the glibness of generalization by concentrating on detailed readings of selected parts of the text.

Lucan s Bellum Civile

Author : Nicola Hömke
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Lucan’s Bellum Civile is one of the most impressive and unusual works of Silver Age Latin literature, and has been the subject of much research in recent years. In this volume well-known experts on Lucan examine the poetological, narratological and stylistic techniques the author employed to write on the theme of civil war. The epic poem is at once both conforms to and exceeds the tradition of the genre, and confronts its readers with a new kind of aesthetic.

Boundaries and Transgressions in Lucan s Bellum Civile

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Prophezeiung und R ckschau in Lucans Bellum Civile

Author : Oskar SCHREMPP
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Lucan s Imperial World

Author : Laura Zientek
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These new essays comprise the first collective study of Lucan and his epic poem that focuses specifically on points of contact between his text and the cultural, literary, and historical environments in which he lived and wrote. The Bellum Civile, Lucan's poetic narrative of the monumental civil war between Julius Caesar and Pompey Magnus, explores the violent foundations of the Roman principate and the Julio-Claudian dynasty. The poem, composed more than a century later during the reign of Nero, thus recalls the past while being very much a product of its time. This volume offers innovative readings that seek to interpret Lucan's epic in terms of the contemporary politics, philosophy, literature, rhetoric, geography, and cultural memory of the author's lifetime. In doing so, these studies illuminate how approaching Lucan and his text in light of their contemporary environments enriches our understanding of author, text, and context individually and in conversation with each other.

C sars and Lucans Bellum Civile

Author : Armin Bachofen
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Civil War

Author : Lucan,
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Lucan, grandson of Seneca the Rhetorician, and nephew of Seneca the Philosopher, was a remarkable and precocious product of the stimulating literary climate promoted by Nero. His 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. 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. This new translation in free verse conveys the full force of Lucan's writing and his grimly realistic view of the subject. The Introduction sets the scene for the reader unfamiliar with Lucan, and explores his relationship with earlier writers of Latin epic, and his interest in the sensational.

The Taste for Nothingness

Author : Robert Sklenář
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Lucan, the young and doomed epic poet of the Age of Nero, is represented by only one surviving work, the Bellum Civile, which takes as its theme the civil war that destroyed the Roman Republic. An epic unlike any other, it rejects point by point the aesthetics of Vergil's Aeneid and describes a society and a cosmos plunged into anarchy. Language was a casualty of this anarchy. All terminological certitudes were lost, including those that traditionally attach to the Latin word virtus: heroism on the battlefield, rectitude in the conduct of life. The Taste for Nothingness traces Lucan's own analytical method by showing how virtus and related concepts operate--or rather, fail to operate--in Lucan's appropriations and distortions of the traditional epic-battle narrative; in the philosophical commitment of Cato the Younger; and in the personalities of the two antagonists, Pompey and Caesar. Much recent scholarship has reached a consensus that Lucan's literary method is mimetic, that his belief in a chaotic cosmos produces a poetics of chaos. While accepting many of the recent findings about Lucan's view of language and the universe, The Taste for Nothingness also allows an even bolder Lucan to emerge: a committed aesthete who regards art as the only realm in which order is possible. Robert Sklenr is Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, Tulane University.

The Transmission and Scholia to Lucan s Bellum Civile

Author : Shirley Werner
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The Literary Portrait of Cato Uticensis in Lucan s Bellum Civile

Author : Robert John Ormsby
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Fatum and Fortuna in Lucan s Bellum Civile

Author : James Raymond Murdock
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The Eastern Question in Lucan s Bellum Civile

Author : Matthews Eva Sanford
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De Bello Civili

Author : Lucan
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This is a full-scale edition (the first in nearly 70 years) of the first book of Lucan's De Bello Civili, an important and influential epic poem written in the 60s AD, which recounts the civil war between Julius Caesar and Pompey in the years 49-45 BC. The volume includes an introduction, text with apparatus criticus, and commentary. The introduction provides the reader with a number of the most important contexts for understanding Lucan's subject matter and his approach to this material. The commentary pays particular attention to interpretative, linguistic, literary, historical, social, and philosophical issues arising from the narrative of Book 1.

The Characterization of Caesar in Lucan s Bellum Civile

Author : Sarah A. Nix
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Multiplicity in Lucan s Bellum Civile

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Author : Kristin Jurist
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The Literazy Portrait of Cato Uticensis in Lucan s Bellum Civile

Author : R. J.. Ormsby
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Fatum and Fortuna in Lucan s Bellum civile

Author : James R. Murdock
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Cosmos and the Partisan in Lucan s Bellum Civile

Author : Peter Koo
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A World in Chaos

Author : Karen R. Gray
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