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De bello civili : book II

Author: Marco Anneo Lucano; Elaine Fantham
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Series: Cambridge Greek and Latin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]

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  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Fuentes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marco Anneo Lucano; Elaine Fantham
ISBN: 052141010X 9780521410106 0521422418 9780521422413
OCLC Number: 644368859
Description: x, 244 p.
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.
Responsibility: Lucan ; edited by Elaine Fantham.
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