Published August 1, 1996
by Duckworth Publishing .
Written in English
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The epic poem “Pharsalia” on the war between Julius Caesar and Pompey is considered Lucan’s magnum opus, although it remained unfinished at his death, stopping abruptly in the middle of the 10th book. Lucan skilfully adapts Virgil’s “Aeneid” and the traditional elements of the epic genre (often by inversion or negation) as a kind of negative compositional model for his new “anti Ratings: "Pharsalia", IV. in "Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations" by Jehiel Keeler Hoyt, (pp. ), Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Morford, Mark P.O., Poet Lucan. Oxford, Blackwell, “Pharsalia” (also kown as “De Bello Civili” or “On the Civil War”) is an epic poem in ten books by the Roman poet Lucan, left unfinished on the poets’ death in 65 gh incomplete, it is often considered the greatest epic poem of the Silver Age of Latin literature, and it tells the story of the civil war between Julius Caesar and the forces of the Roman Senate led by Pompey Ratings:
Read all poems of Marcus Annaeus Lucanus and infos about Marcus Annaeus Lucanus. In the year of 39 A.D. Marcus Annaeus Lucanus was born into a wealthy family. They lived in Roman Spain, but before Lucan's first birthday, his parents decided to move to the Capital. This book illuminates the work of the poet Lucan, a contemporary of the emperor Nero who as nephew of the imperial adviser Seneca moved in the upper echelons of Neronian society. This young and maverick poet, whom Nero commanded to commit suicide at the age of 26, left an epic poem on the civil war between Caesar and Pompey that epitomizes the. Summary. Lucan, a first century Roman poet, wrote a long epic (though unfinished) called Pharsalia, chronicling the civil war between the General Pompey the Great and Julius (M. Annaeus Lucanus) was a poet during Nero's reign, and the poem is dedicated to him. Lucan's epic on the Civil War has dodged in and out of fashion. Widely admired in the 17th and 18th centuries, it came in the 19th and 20th to be criticised by comparison with Virgil's Aeneid. The latter was established as the standard by which all other epic poets fail. Lucan's besetting "fault" was seen as his reliance on rhetoric. This work sets out to consider the rules of ancient rhetoric.
Lucan. AKA Marcus Annaeus Lucanus. Born: 39 AD Birthplace: Córdoba, Spain Died: 65 AD Location of death: Rome, Italy Cause of death: Suicide Gender: Male Religion: Pagan Race or Ethnicity: White Occupation: Poet Nationality: Ancient Rome Executive summary: Pharsalia Lucan, Roman poet of the Silver Age, newphew of Seneca, was born at Corduba, now Córdoba, mother was Acilia; his Poet. About The Poet Lucan. Lucan's epic on the Civil War has dodged in and out of fashion. Widely admired in the 17th and 18th centuries, it came in the 19th and 20th to be criticised by comparison with Virgil's Aeneid. The latter was established as the standard by which all other epic poets fail. This book makes available in convenient form a selection of seminal articles on the Roman poet Lucan's grim epic, written in the time of Nero, on the world-changing civil war between Caesar and Pompey in the mid first century BC. The selection enables the reader of Lucan's work to trace the emergence of vital critical perspectives and controversies and the diverse approaches that have . Full text of "Lucan: the civil war books I-X (Pharsalia)" See other formats.