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Lucan De Bello Civili

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ISBN-10: 0521422418

ISBN-13: 9780521422413

Edition: 1992

Authors: Elaine Fantham, P. E. Easterling, Philip Hardie, Richard Hunter, E. J. Kenney

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In this edition Professor Fantham offers the first full-scale commentary on the neglected second book of Lucans 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 Pompeys loss of authority during his withdrawal from Italy in language designed to evoke and cancel Virgils heroic presentation of the foundation myth of Aeneas. In her introduction, Professor Fantham gives a general account of Lucans life and work and continues with a discussion of his narrative and interpretation of Caesars military invasion of Italy…    
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Book details

List price: $45.99
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/26/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Author's (Mark Ahavel) Biography The author was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1963 in a Roman Catholic hospital during the middle of Vatican II (1962-'64). And his exact birthday coincides with the day that the prophet Muhammad completed is Hijrah (migration) to Medina, according to Muslim tradition, a significant event in the life of the Prophet for Muslims. In 1963, the Baha'i Faith celebrated their 100th anniversary and they established their International House of Justice on Mt. Carmel, Haifa, Israel. From the year and the date of the author's birth, one can certainly find ecumenical and interfaith significance, perhaps a portent of his destiny. The author was baptized as an infant in…    

Introduction
De bello civili: the poet and the poem
Lucan's work in the epic tradition
The Civil War: history and poetic interpretation
Language, style and versification
The text M. Annaei Lvcani De bello civili liber secvndvs
Commentary
Chronological table of events from 88-49 BC
Parallel summaries of Lucan, De bello civili I-II, Livy, Periocha and Caesar, Bellum civile 1
Appendices
A Neronian critic of Lucan?
The capture of Corfinium
Cato's decision and Seneca's appraisal
Bibliography
Index.