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Lucan (Charles Tesoriero Frances Muecke, Tamara Neal (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2010) 9780199277223
Lucan (Charles Tesoriero Frances Muecke, Tamara Neal (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2010) 9780199277223
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Title: Lucan

Author: Tesoriero, Charles Frances Muecke, Tamara Neal (eds)

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2010

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199277223

Volumes: 1; Pages: 560

List Price in Cloth: $135.00 Our price: $107.99

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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 B.C.. The selection enables the reader of Lucan's work to trace the emergence 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 an up-to-date guide to scholarship on Lucan and to the history of the reception of the poem. Table of ContentsIntroduction, Susanna Braund 1. Lucan as the Transmitter of Ancient Pathos, Eduard Fraenkel 2. The Proem of the Pharsalia, Gian Biagio Conte 3. Is the Eulogy of Nero at the Beginning of the Pharsalia Ironic?, Pierre Grimal 4. Lucan and the Declamation Schools, Stanley F. Bonner 5. Lucan's Use of Virgilian Reminiscence, Lynette Thompson and R. T. Bruere 6. Stimulos Dedit Aemula Virtus: Lucan and Homer Reconsidered, C. M. C. Green 7. The Oak and the Lightning: Lucan, Bellum Civile 1.135-157, Judith A. Rosner-Siegel 8. Lucan's Caesar and the Sacred Grove: Deforestation and Enlightenment in Antiquity, Matthew Leigh 9. Lucan and the History of the Civil War, A. W. Lintott 10. The Politician Lucan, Charles Martindale 11. Lucan's Imagery of Cosmic Dissolution, Michael Lapidge 12. Lucan's Auctor Vix Fidelis, Kirk Ormand 13. Stat Magni Nominis Umbra: Lucan on the Greatness of Pompeius Magnus, D. C. Feeney 14. Indocilis Privata Loqui: The Characterization of Lucan's Caesar, Martin Helzle 15. Cato, Caesar, and Fortune in Lucan, Wolf H. Friedrich 16. Lucan's Caesar at Troy, Otto Zwierlein 17. Lucan/The Word at War, John Henderson
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