The Civil War (Pharsalia) (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
656
Utgivningsdatum
1928-01-01
Upplaga
Revised ed
Förlag
LOEB
Översättare
J D Duff
Originalspråk
Latin
Illustratör/Fotograf
Index
Illustrationer
Index
Dimensioner
169 x 115 x 33 mm
Vikt
422 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780674992429

The Civil War (Pharsalia)

av Lucan
Inbunden,  Engelska, 1928-01-01
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Epic history. Lucan (M. Annaeus Lucanus, AD 3965), son of wealthy M. Annaeus Mela and nephew of Seneca, was born at Corduba (Cordova) in Spain and was brought as a baby to Rome. In AD 60 at a festival in Emperor Neros honor Lucan praised him in a panegyric and was promoted to one or two minor offices. But having defeated Nero in a poetry contest he was interdicted from further recitals or publication, so that three books of his epic The Civil War were probably not issued in 61 when they were finished. By 65 he was composing the tenth book but then became involved in the unsuccessful plot of Piso against Nero and, aged only twenty-six, by order took his own life. Quintilian called Lucan a poet full of fire and energy and a master of brilliant phrases. His epic stood next after Virgils in the estimation of antiquity. Julius Caesar looms as a sinister hero in his stormy chronicle in verse of the war between Caesar and the Republics forces under Pompey, and later under Cato in Africaa chronicle of dramatic events carrying us from Caesars fateful crossing of the Rubicon, through the Battle of Pharsalus and death of Pompey, to Caesar victorious in Egypt. The poem is also called Pharsalia.
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James D. Duff (18601940) was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.