Charles Tesoriero, Frances Muecke, Tamara Neal
OUP Oxford, Jan 28, 2010 - Literary Collections - 560 pages
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 been applied to them. Five essays appear in English for the first time, and quotations from Latin and Greek have been translated. A specially written Introduction, by Susanna Braund, provides an up-to-date guide to scholarship on Lucan and to the history of the reception of the poem.
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2 The Proem of the Pharsalia
3 Is the Eulogy of Nero at the Beginning of the Pharsalia Ironic?
4 Lucan and the Declamation Schools
5 Lucans Use of Virgilian Reminiscence
Lucan and Homer Reconsidered
Lucan Bellum Civile 1 135157
11 Lucans Imagery of Cosmic Dissolution
12 Lucans Auctor vix fidelis
Lucan on the Greatness of Pompeius Magnus
The Characterization of Lucans Caesar
15 Cato Caesar and Fortune in Lucan
16 Lucans Caesar at Troy
17 LucanThe Word at War
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