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By Martin Dinter

Imperial Latin epic has obvious a renaissance of scholarly curiosity. This publication illuminates the paintings of the poet Lucan, a latest of the emperor Nero who as nephew of the imperial adviser Seneca moved within the top echelons of Neronian society. This younger and maverick poet, whom Nero commanded to dedicate suicide on the age of 26, left an epic poem at the civil struggle among Caesar and Pompey that epitomizes the exuberance and stylistic experimentation of Neronian tradition. This research specializes in Lucan's epic approach and lines his impact throughout the center a long time and the Renaissance.

Martin T. Dinter's most up-to-date quantity engages with Lucan's use of physique imagery, sententiae, Fama (rumor), and open-endedness all through his civil battle 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 areas at middle level features of Lucan's paintings that experience to this point been interpreted as over the top, or as indicators of an excessively rhetorical tradition indicating an absence of substance. by way of demonstrating that all of them give a contribution to Lucan's poetic strategy, Martin T. Dinter indicates how they play a basic function in shaping and connecting the various episodes of the Bellum Civile that represent Lucan's epic physique. this crucial quantity can 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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