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Lucan 39-65

Works: 2,156 works in 6,861 publications in 10 languages and 36,340 library holdings
Genres: History  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic poetry  Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Textbooks  Epic poetry, Latin  Sources  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Creator, Contributor, Translator, Honoree
Classifications: PA6479.E5, 873.01
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Pharsalia by Lucan( Book )

600 editions published between 1440 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lucan lived from 39-65 AD at a time of great turbulence in Rome. His Civil War portrays two of the most colourful 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."--Publisher's website
Lucan by Lucan( Book )

179 editions published between 1928 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,645 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
La guerre civile : La Pharsale by Lucan( Book )

102 editions published between 1926 and 2003 in 7 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucan Pharsalia : dramatic episodes of the civil wars by Lucan( Book )

3 editions published between 1956 and 1961 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M. Annaei Lucani De bello civili libri X by Lucan( Book )

52 editions published between 1536 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betrifft die Handschriften Codd. 45 und 370 der Burgerbibliothek Bern
Lucan's Civil war by Lucan( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De bello civili by Lucan( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and Latin and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this edition Professor Fantham offers the first full-scale commentary on the neglected second book of Lucan's epic poem on the war between Caesar and Pompey: De bello civili. Book II presents all three leading figures - Cato, Caesar and Pompey - in speech and action. It expresses the moral and political dilemma of civil war and portrays Pompey's loss of authority during his withdrawal from Italy in language designed to evoke and cancel Virgil's heroic presentation of the foundation myth of Aeneas. It is a book rich in the history and geography of Roman Italy, including the retrospective narrative of Marius' and Sulla's reigns of civil terror at Rome, an unusual wedding scene, a verbal map of Italy, and a swift-paced narrative of Caesar's blockade and Pompey's Dunkirk-like evacuation of the republican forces from Brundisium." "In her introduction Professor Fantham gives a general account of Lucan's life and work, and continues with a discussion of his narrative and interpretation of Caesar's military 'invasion' of Italy covering books I and II, a survey of language, style and metre, and a brief history of the text."--Jacket
M. Annaei Lucani Pharsalia by Lucan( Book )

67 editions published between 1618 and 1887 in 4 languages and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M. Annaei Lucani Belli civilis libri decem by Lucan( Book )

45 editions published between 1926 and 1970 in 4 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems [of] Christopher Marlowe by Christopher Marlowe( Book )

4 editions published between 1931 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La grammaire selon l'Académie by Bonneau( Book )

88 editions published between 1845 and 1991 in French and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucan, Civil war VIII by Lucan( Book )

16 editions published between 1871 and 1981 in Latin and English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pharsalia; dramatic episodes of the Civil Wars by Lucan( Book )

32 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and Latin and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marlowe's poems by Christopher Marlowe( Book )

7 editions published between 1900 and 1966 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M. Annaei Lucani Pharsalia : sive, De bello civili Caesaris et Pompeii, lib. X by Lucan( Book )

108 editions published between 1619 and 1721 in 3 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lvcanvs by Lucan( Book )

104 editions published between 1502 and 1903 in 5 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucans Pharsalia, or, The civil-wars of Rome, between Pompey the Great, and Julius Cæsar by Lucan( Book )

23 editions published between 1631 and 1970 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucan's Pharsalia by Lucan( Book )

55 editions published between 1718 and 1822 in English and Latin and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M. Annaei Lucani Pharsalia by Lucan( Book )

21 editions published between 1760 and 2005 in Latin and English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Annaeus 39-65

Annaeus 39-65 Lucanus

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Lucain 39-65 de Cordoue

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Lucano M. A.

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Lucano, M. Anneo.

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Лукан 39-65

Лукан М. А

Лукан М. А. 39-65

Лукан Марк Анней

Лукан, Марк Анней 39-65


Марк Анней Лукан

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