The first full-scale commentary on the neglected second book of Lucan's epic poem De bello civili.The first full-scale commentary on the neglected second book of Lucan's epic poem De bello civili.Read Less
Fair. Highlighting/underlining. The cover has wear. There is a name written on all three outer edges. There are some underlined passages and notes written in pencil. Text in English, Latin. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 244 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white. Cambridge Greek & Latin Classics. Audience: General/trade.
Near Fine. 0521422418. Very light shelfwear else fine.; Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics; 260 pages; This edition offers the first full-scale commentary on the neglected second book of Lucan's epic poem on the civil war between Caesar and Pompey: De bello civili. It pays particular attention to Lucan's inheritance from Virgil's Augustan epic and response to its challenge. The introduction gives a general account of Lucan's life and work, a discussion of his narrative, a survey of language, style and meter, and a brief history of the text. The commentary offers assistance with grammar and translation and aims to provide the political, historical and geographical background to Lucan's epic narrative.
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