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De bello civili. Book II

Author: Lucan; Elaine Fantham
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Series: Cambridge Greek and Latin classics.
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"In this edition Professor Fantham offers the first full-scale commentary on the neglected second book of Lucan's epic poem on the war between Caesar and Pompey: De bello civili. Book II presents all three leading figures - Cato, Caesar and Pompey - in speech and action. It expresses the moral and political dilemma of civil war and portrays Pompey's loss of authority during his withdrawal from Italy in language  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lucan, 39-65.
De bello civili. Book II.
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)603845116
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lucan; Elaine Fantham
ISBN: 052141010X 9780521410106 0521422418 9780521422413
OCLC Number: 24246492
Language Note: Commentary in English, poem in Latin.
Notes: Commentary in English, poem in Latin.
Description: x, 244 pages : maps ; 20 cm.
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.
Series Title: Cambridge Greek and Latin classics.
Other Titles: Pharsalia.
Responsibility: Lucan ; edited by Elaine Fantham.
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