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Poetry and civil war in Lucan's Bellum civile / Jamie Masters
Bib ID 1769424
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Masters, Jamie
 
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Description Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992 
xiv, 271 p. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 0521414601 (hardback)
Series

Cambridge classical studies.

Full contents
  • 1. Caesar at the Rubicon
  • 2. Massilian compilation. Sources. Caesar's and Lucan's Massilia. The desecration of the grove. The barricade at Brundisium. Trees, ramparts, ships. Civil war
  • 3. Ilerda. Reading the civil war. The topography of Ilerda. The battle for the hillock. The storm and the flood. Crossing the river. Universal love. Afranius and Petreius. The problem of Caesar's clementia. The fractured voice
  • 4. Appius and the Delphic oracle. The setting: the senate at Epirus. The nothingness of Pompey. The site and origins of the oracle. Lucan's Phemonoe and Virgil's Deiphobe. Sibyls and Pythias. Lucan in disguise? Delphi and the Bellum Civile. Epilogue
  • 5. The Thessalian excursus
  • 6. Erictho. Erictho, Phemonoe, and Virgil's Sibyl. The corpse's prophecy. Erictho and Lucan: the poetry of nefas
  • 7. The endlessness of the Civil War. The external evidence. The internal evidence and contemporary scholarship. Endlessness.
 
Notes

Revision of author's thesis (Ph. D.).

Includes bibliographical references (p. 260-267) and index.

Subjects Lucan, 39-65. Pharsalia.  |  Caesar, Julius -- In literature.  |  Epic poetry, Latin -- History and criticism.  |  Rome -- History -- Civil War, 49-45 B.C. -- Literature and the war.

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