By Martin Dinter

Imperial Latin epic has visible a renaissance of scholarly curiosity. This ebook illuminates the paintings of the poet Lucan, a latest of the emperor Nero who as nephew of the imperial adviser Seneca moved within the higher echelons of Neronian society. This younger and maverick poet, whom Nero commanded to devote suicide on the age of 26, left an epic poem at the civil warfare among Caesar and Pompey that epitomizes the exuberance and stylistic experimentation of Neronian tradition. This examine makes a speciality of Lucan's epic process and strains his effect throughout the heart a long time and the Renaissance.

Martin T. Dinter's most recent quantity engages with Lucan's use of physique imagery, sententiae, Fama (rumor), and open-endedness all through his civil struggle epic. even if Lucan's Bellum Civile is usually decried as a fragmented in addition to fragmentary epic, this examine demonstrates how Lucan makes use of units except teleology and cohesive narrative constitution to bind jointly the numerous components of his epic body.

Anatomizing Civil War locations at heart degree features of Lucan's paintings that experience to date been interpreted as over the top, or as signs of a very rhetorical tradition indicating an absence of substance. by means of demonstrating that all of them give a contribution to Lucan's poetic procedure, Martin T. Dinter indicates how they play a primary position in shaping and connecting the various episodes of the Bellum Civile that represent Lucan's epic physique. this significant quantity should be of curiosity to scholars of classics and comparative literature in addition to literary students. All Greek and Latin passages were translated.

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