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Lucan 39-65

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Works: 2,175 works in 5,331 publications in 7 languages and 27,109 library holdings
Genres: History  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Concordances  Conference proceedings  Epic poetry, Latin  Sources 
Roles: Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Creator, Collaborator, Collector, Honoree
Classifications: PA6479.E5, 873.2
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posthumous Publications by Lucan, published posthumously.
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Pharsalia (aka "The civil war") by Lucan ( )
184 editions published between 1449 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manuscript on parchment. Several quires are missing between VII and VIII
Lucan by Lucan ( Book )
68 editions published between 1928 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lucan (M. Annaecus Lucanus, AD 39-65), 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 Nero's honour 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 un-successful 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 Virgil's in the estimation of antiquity. Julius Caesar looms as a sinister hero in his stromy chronicle in verse of the war between Caesar and the Republic's forces under Pompey, and later under Cato in Africa - a chronicle of dramatic events carrying us from Caesar's 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. -- jacket
Pharsalia : dramatic episodes of the Civil Wars by Lucan ( Book )
18 editions published between 1956 and 1961 in English and Latin and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Civil war by Lucan ( Book )
52 editions published between 1928 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Lucan, grandson of Seneca the Rhetorician, and nephew of Seneca the Philosopher, was a remarkable and precocious product of the stimulating literary climate promoted by Nero. His epic poem on the civil war between Caesar and Pompey, unfinished at the time of his death, stands beside the poems of Virgil and Ovid in the first rank of Latin epic. The work is a powerful condemnation of civil war, and Lucan emphasizes the stark, dark horror of the catastrophes which the Roman state inflicted upon itself. This new translation in free verse conveys the full force of Lucan's writing, and his grimly realistic view of the subject. The introduction sets the scene for the reader unfamiliar with Lucan, explores his relationship with earlier writers of Latin epic, and his interest in the sensational." - Back cover
La guerre civile : La Pharsale by Lucan ( Book )
67 editions published between 1926 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
M. Annaei Lvcani Belli civilis libri decem by Lucan ( Book )
48 editions published between 1905 and 1970 in Latin and English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lucan's Civil war by Lucan ( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
M. Annaei Lucani De bello civili libri X by Lucan ( Book )
25 editions published between 1892 and 2009 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Betrifft die Handschriften Codd. 45 und 370 der Burgerbibliothek Bern
Poems by Christopher Marlowe ( Book )
3 editions published between 1931 and 1966 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De bello civili by Lucan ( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and Latin and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
M. Annaei Lucani Pharsalia by Lucan ( Book )
28 editions published between 1815 and 1923 in 3 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lucan's Pharsalia by Lucan ( Book )
44 editions published between 1718 and 1822 in 3 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marlowe's poems by Christopher Marlowe ( Book )
7 editions published between 1900 and 1966 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lucan, Civil war VIII by Lucan ( Book )
10 editions published in 1981 in English and Latin and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De bello civili: liber VII by Lucan ( Book )
38 editions published between 1896 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
M. Annaei Lucani Pharsalia : sive, De bello civili Caesaris et Pompeii, lib. X by Lucan ( Book )
79 editions published between 1614 and 1721 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
M. Annaei Lvcani De bello civili libri decem by Lucan ( Book )
27 editions published between 1842 and 1988 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lucan's Pharsalia. Translated into English verse. By Nicholas Rowe by Lucan ( )
16 editions published between 1718 and 1722 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
M. Annaei Lucani Pharsalia cum notis Hugonis Grotii, et Richardi Bentleii by Lucan ( )
19 editions published between 1728 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
M. Annaei Lucani De bello civili liber I by Lucan ( Book )
29 editions published between 1940 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Annaeus Lucanus
Annaeus Lucanus 0039-0065
Annaeus Lucanus 39-65
Annaeus Lucanus, Marcus 39-65
Luc.
Lucà, Marc Anneu
Lucain.
Lucain, 39-65
Lucain de Cordoue 39-65
Lucain, Marcus A. 39-65
Lucain, Marcus Annaeus
Lucan.
Lucan, 39-65
Lucani, Marcus Annaei, 39-65
Lucanicus 39-65
Lucannus, Annaeus 39-65
Lucano
Lucano 0039-0065
Lucano, 39-65
Lucano, Anneo 39-65
Lucano, M. Anneo.
Lucano, M. Anneo, 39-65
Lucano, Marco Anneo
Lucano, Marco Anneo, 39-65
Lucanus, ..., 39-65
Lucanus Annaeus 0039-0065
Lucanus, Annaeus 39-65
Lucanus Cordubensis, M. Anneus.
Lucanus Epiker 39-65
Lucanus, M., 39-65
Lucanus, M. Annaeus.
Lucanus, M. Annæus, 39-65
Lucanus, M. Anneus, 39-65
Lucanus, Marcus A. 39-65
Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus
Lucanus Marcus Annaeus 0039-0065
Lucanus, Marcus Annæus, 39-65
Lucanus, Marcus Anneus 39-65
Lucanus Poeta 39-65
Lukan.
Lukan, 39-65
Lukan, Marek Anneusz.
Lukan, Marek Anneusz 39-65
Lukan, Mark Anneĭ
Lukan, Mark Anneĭ, 39-65
Lukan, Mark Annej.
Lukan, Marko Anej
Lukāns, Marks Annējs, 39-65
Lukanus, 39-65
Lukanus, Markus A.
Lukanus, Markus A. 39-65
Lukanus, Markus Annäus 39-65
M. Annaeus Lucanus
Marcus Annaeus Lucanus
Marcus Annaeus Lucanus 0039-0065
Marcus Lucanus Annaeus
Marcus Lucanus Annaeus 0039-0065
Лукан, Марк Анней, 39-65
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Languages
Latin (429)
English (271)
French (69)
German (21)
Italian (21)
Multiple languages (7)
Spanish (3)
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