Lucan

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Charles Tesoriero, Frances Muecke, Tamara Neal
OUP Oxford, Jan 28, 2010 - Literary Collections - 560 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Lucan as the Transmitter of Ancient Pathos
15
2 The Proem of the Pharsalia
46
3 Is the Eulogy of Nero at the Beginning of the Pharsalia Ironic?
59
4 Lucan and the Declamation Schools
69
5 Lucans Use of Virgilian Reminiscence
107
Lucan and Homer Reconsidered
149
Lucan Bellum Civile 1 135157
184
11 Lucans Imagery of Cosmic Dissolution
289
12 Lucans Auctor vix fidelis
324
Lucan on the Greatness of Pompeius Magnus
346
The Characterization of Lucans Caesar
355
15 Cato Caesar and Fortune in Lucan
369
16 Lucans Caesar at Troy
411
17 LucanThe Word at War
433
References
493

Deforestation and Enlightenment in Antiquity
201
9 Lucan and the History of the Civil War
239
10 The Politician Lucan
269

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The late Charles Tesoriero was Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the University of New England, Australia. Frances Muecke is Senior Lecturer in Latin at the University of Sydney. Tamara Neal has taught Classics at the Universities of Sydney and New England, Australia.

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