The Resource De bello civili, Book II, Lucan ; edited by Elaine Fantham

De bello civili, Book II, Lucan ; edited by Elaine Fantham

Label
De bello civili, Book II
Title
De bello civili
Title number
Book II
Statement of responsibility
Lucan ; edited by Elaine Fantham
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • englat
  • eng
Summary
"In this edition Professor Fantham offers the first full-scale commentary on the neglected second book of Lucan's 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 Pompey's loss of authority during his withdrawal from Italy in language designed to evoke and cancel Virgil's heroic presentation of the foundation myth of Aeneas. It is a book rich in the history and geography of Roman Italy, including the retrospective narrative of Marius' and Sulla's reigns of civil terror at Rome, an unusual wedding scene, a verbal map of Italy, and a swift-paced narrative of Caesar's blockade and Pompey's Dunkirk-like evacuation of the republican forces from Brundisium." "In her introduction Professor Fantham gives a general account of Lucan's life and work, and continues with a discussion of his narrative and interpretation of Caesar's military 'invasion' of Italy covering books I and II, a survey of language, style and metre, and a brief history of the text."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
39-65
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lucan
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Language note
Commentary in English, poem in Latin
LC call number
PA6478
LC item number
.A2 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fantham, Elaine
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil War (Rome : 49-45 B.C.)
  • Pharsalus, Battle of (Farsala, Greece : 48 B.C.)
  • Rome
  • Greece
  • Rome (Empire)
  • Pharsalus, Battle of, Farsala, Greece, 48 B.C.
  • Epic poetry, Latin
  • Epic poetry, Latin
  • Historiografia
Label
De bello civili, Book II, Lucan ; edited by Elaine Fantham
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Commentary in English, poem in Latin
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
x, 244 pages
Isbn
9780521422413
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
91028313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24246492
  • (OCoLC)ocm24246492
Label
De bello civili, Book II, Lucan ; edited by Elaine Fantham
Publication
Note
Commentary in English, poem in Latin
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
x, 244 pages
Isbn
9780521422413
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
91028313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24246492
  • (OCoLC)ocm24246492

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