Lucan: De Bello Civili Book 1 by Paul Roche

Lucan: De Bello Civili Book 1

EditorPaul Roche

Hardcover | October 30, 2009

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This is a full-scale edition (the first in nearly 70 years) of the first book of Lucan's De Bello Civili, an important and influential epic poem written in the 60s AD, which recounts the civil war between Julius Caesar and Pompey in the years 49-45 BC. The volume includes an introduction, textwith apparatus criticus, and commentary. The introduction provides the reader with a number of the most important contexts for understanding Lucan's subject matter and his approach to this material. The commentary pays particular attention to interpretative, linguistic, literary, historical, social,and philosophical issues arising from the narrative of Book 1.

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Paul Roche is Lecturer in Latin in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Sydney.
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Title:Lucan: De Bello Civili Book 1Format:HardcoverDimensions:420 pagesPublished:October 30, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199556997

ISBN - 13:9780199556991

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IntroductionM. Annaei Lvcani Bello Civili Liber PrimusCommentary