The Pharsalia of Lucan
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Published by Bell in London .
Written in English


  • Rome -- History -- Republic -- Civil War, 49-48 B.C.,
  • Pharsalus, Battle of, Farsala, Greece, 48 B.C.

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Edition Notes


Statementliterally translated into English prose with copious notes by H. T. Riley.
SeriesBohn"s classical library
ContributionsRiley, Henry T.
LC ClassificationsPA"6479"E5"R5
The Physical Object
Pagination427 p.
Number of Pages427
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20427115M

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Book I The nature of the war. I sing of a worse than civil war, of war fought between kinsmen over Pharsalia’s plains, of wickedness deemed justice; of how a powerful people turned their own right hands against themselves;. According to Wikipedia: "The Pharsalia (also known as De Bello Civili "On the Civil War" or also simply Bellum Civile "The Civil War") is a Roman epic poem by the poet Lucan, telling of the civil Pharsalia - Read book online. Lucan's great poem, Pharsalia, recounts events surrounding the decisive battle fought near Pharsalus in 48 B.C. during the civil war between the forces of Pompey and Julius Caesar. Though the subject of this unfinished masterpiece is historical, many of its features are characteristic of epic poetry: Rousing battle scenes; tales of witches, monsters, and miracle; detailed catalogues; intricate. Lucan The Civil War: Pharsalia Browse below; Download; Book I The Civil War begins Book II Pompey in retreat Book III Conflict in the Mediterranean Book IV Victory for Caesar in Spain Book V Caesar the dictator in Illyria Book VI Thessaly: Erichtho the witch Book VII Pharsalia: 'a whole world died'.

Pharsalia. M. Annaeus Lucanus. Sir Edward Ridley. London. Longmans, Green, and Co. This text was converted to electronic form by optical character recognition and has been proofread to a medium level of accuracy.   And just as Book 7 makes for must reading for those interested in entering the world of the Pharsalia, Roche’s commentary is essential accompaniment for readers heading on that venture. Notes. J. D. Duff, Lucan, The Civil War (Harvard University Press, ), xii. M. ANNAEVS LVCANVS (39 – 65 A.D.) DE BELLO CIVILI SIVE PHARSALIA. Liber I: Liber II: Liber III: Liber IV: Liber V: Liber VI: Liber VII: Liber VIII: Liber IX. “Pharsalia” (also kown as “De Bello Civili” or “On the Civil War”) is an epic poem in ten books by the Roman poet Lucan, left unfinished on the poets’ death in 65 gh incomplete, it is often considered the greatest epic poem of the Silver Age of Latin literature, and it tells the story of the civil war between Julius Caesar and the forces of the Roman Senate led by Pompey Ratings:

The Pharsalia of Lucan Paperback – January 1, by. Lucan (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ — Paperback "Please retry" $ $ — Paperback, January 1, Author. Lucan. The Pharsalia of Lucan. Book iii Massilia. Julia appears to Pompeius in a vision, lines Caesar sends Curio to Sicily and Sardinia, and proceeds to Rome, The tribune Metellus endeavours to prevent him from seizing the treasure in the Temple of Saturn, Catalogue of . The Pharsalia has not been previously translated into English prose; but there have been two poetical versions, one by Thomas May, in , the other by Nicholas Rowe. The latter is too well known to require comment; the former, though replete with the quaint expressions peculiar to the early part of the seventeenth century, has the merit of. Civil War (also known as the Pharsalia) must stand as a contender for the weirdest and craziest epic poem of all time.I recommend reading the introduction below first, then reading through the commentary posts in order. Commentary Posts. Lucan’s Civil War: About That Dedication to Nero.