Lucan by Charles TesorieroLucan by Charles Tesoriero


EditorCharles Tesoriero, Frances Muecke, Tamara Neal

Paperback | February 7, 2010

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This book makes available in convenient form a selection of seminal articles on the Roman poet Lucan's grim epic, written in the time of Nero, on the world-changing civil war between Caesar and Pompey in the mid first century BC. The selection enables the reader of Lucan's work to trace theemergence of vital critical perspectives and controversies and the diverse approaches that have been applied to them. Five essays appear in English for the first time, and quotations from Latin and Greek have been translated. A specially written Introduction, by Susanna Braund, provides anup-to-date guide to scholarship on Lucan and to the history of the reception of the poem.
The late Charles Tesoriero was Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the University of New England, Australia. Frances Muecke is Senior Lecturer in Latin at the University of Sydney. Tamara Neal has taught Classics at the Universities of Sydney and New England, Australia.
Title:LucanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0 inPublished:February 7, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199277230

ISBN - 13:9780199277230


Table of Contents

Susanna Braund: Introduction1. Eduard Fraenkel: Lucan as the Transmitter of Ancient Pathos2. Gian Biagio Conte: The Proem of the Pharsalia3. Pierre Grimal: Is the Eulogy of Nero at the Beginning of the Pharsalia Ironic?4. Stanley F. Bonner: Lucan and the Declamation Schools5. Lynette Thompson and R. T. Bruere: Lucan's Use of Virgilian Reminiscence6. C. M. C. Green: Stimulos Dedit Aemula Virtus: Lucan and Homer Reconsidered7. Judith A. Rosner-Siegel: The Oak and the Lightning: Lucan, Bellum Civile 1.135-1578. Matthew Leigh: Lucan's Caesar and the Sacred Grove: Deforestation and Enlightenment in Antiquity9. A. W. Lintott: Lucan and the History of the Civil War10. Charles Martindale: The Politician Lucan11. Michael Lapidge: Lucan's Imagery of Cosmic Dissolution12. Kirk Ormand: Lucan's Auctor Vix Fidelis13. D. C. Feeney: Stat Magni Nominis Umbra: Lucan on the Greatness of Pompeius Magnus14. Martin Helzle: Indocilis Privata Loqui: The Characterization of Lucan's Caesar15. Wolf H. Friedrich: Cato, Caesar, and Fortune in Lucan16. Otto Zwierlein: Lucan's Caesar at Troy17. John Henderson: Lucan/The Word at War