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Madness Triumphant : a Reading of Lucan's Pharsalia.

Author: Lee Fratantuono
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2012.
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Madness Triumphant: A Reading of Lucan's Pharsalia offers the most detailed and comprehensive analysis of Lucan's epic poem of the civil war between Caesar and Pompey to have appeared in English. In the manner of his previous books on Virgil and Ovid, Professor Fratantuono considers the Pharsalia as an epic investigation of the nature of fury and madness in Rome, this time during the increasing insanity of Nero's  Read more...
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Fratantuono, Lee.
Madness Triumphant : A Reading of Lucan's Pharsalia.
Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2012
Named Person: Lucan
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Fratantuono
ISBN: 9780739173152 0739173154
OCLC Number: 852758577
Description: 1 online resource (495 pages)
Contents: Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Wars Worse Than Civil; 2 And Now the Wrath of the Gods; 3 As the South Wind Drove the Fleet; 4 But the Very Edge of the Earth; 5 Thus Did Fortune Preserve; 6 After the Leaders Pitched Their Camps; 7 Slower Than the Eternal Law; 8 And Now, Beyond the Gorges of Hercules; 9 But Not in Pharian Ash; 10 As Soon As Caesar Trampled; Select Bibliography; Index; About the Author.

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Madness Triumphant: A Reading of Lucan's Pharsalia offers the most detailed and comprehensive analysis of Lucan's epic poem of the civil war between Caesar and Pompey to have appeared in English. In the manner of his previous books on Virgil and Ovid, Professor Fratantuono considers the Pharsalia as an epic investigation of the nature of fury and madness in Rome, this time during the increasing insanity of Nero's reign.

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