Civil War

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Penguin, Jan 31, 2012 - Poetry - 544 pages
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A magnificent new translation of the enduring epic about the sundering of the Roman Republic.

Lucan lived from 39-65 AD at a time of great turbulence in Rome. His Civil War portrays two of the most colorful and powerful figures of the age-Julius Caesar and Pompey the Great, enemies in a vicious struggle for power that severed bloodlines and began the transformation of Roman civilization. With Right locked in combat with Might, law and order broke down and the anarchic violence that resulted left its mark on the Roman people forever, paving the way for the imperial monarchy. Accessible and modern yet loyal to the rhetorical brilliance of the original, this will be the definitive Civil War of our times.

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An epic poem of ancient Rome pits Caesar 'gainst Pompey the Great. Unfinished. Nero forced Lucan to commit suicide before he could end it. Shows a bias against Julius Caesar. Well worth the read. Reinforces what you may know about one of the Roman Civil Wars -- yes, there were more than one. Read full review

Contents

Preface
Introduction
Suggestions for Further Reading
Notes on the Text and Translation
Chronology of Roman Historical Events
BOOK ONE
BOOK ONE
BOOK TWO
BOOK SIX
BOOK SEVEN
BOOK SEVEN
BOOK EIGHT
BOOK EIGHT
BOOK NINE
BOOK NINE
BOOK TEN

BOOK TWO
BOOK THREE
BOOK THREE
BOOK FOUR
BOOK FOUR
BOOK FIVE
BOOK FIVE
BOOK SIX
BOOK TEN
Appendix
Greek and Latin Names for the Winds
Notes
Notes on Petronius Satyricon 11824
Glossary
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Matthew Fox is Visiting Professor of Classics at Rutgers University.

Ethan Adams is an assistant professor in classics at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.


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