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Lucan: De Bello Ciuili Book VII - Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics (Hardback)
  • Lucan: De Bello Ciuili Book VII - Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics (Hardback)
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Lucan: De Bello Ciuili Book VII - Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics (Hardback)

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Hardback 292 Pages / Published: 23/05/2019
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Book VII of Lucan's De Bello Ciuili recounts the decisive victory of Julius Caesar over Pompey at the Battle of Pharsalus on 9 August 48 BCE. Uniquely within Lucan's epic, the entire book is devoted to one event, as the narrator struggles to convey the full horror and significance of Romans fighting against Romans and of the republican defeat. Book VII shows both De Bello Ciuili and its impassioned, partisan narrator at their idiosyncratic best. Lucan's account of Pharsalus well illustrates his poem's macabre aesthetic, his commitment to paradox and hyperbole, and his highly rhetorical presentation of events. This is the first English commentary on this important book for more than half a century. It provides extensive help with Lucan's Latin, and seeks to orientate students and scholars to the most important issues, themes and aspects of this brilliant poem.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107041707
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 223 x 142 x 20 mm

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