Literary Collections

Lucan s Imperial World

by Laura Zientek
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2020-02-06
Genre: Literary Collections
Pages: 272 pages
ISBN 13: 1350097438
ISBN 10: 9781350097438
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
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Synopsis : Lucan s Imperial World written by Laura Zientek, published by Bloomsbury Publishing which was released on 2020-02-06. Download Lucan s Imperial World Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Literature in the Greek and Roman Worlds: A New Perspective, 438–67, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Lebek, W. D. (1976), Lucans Pharsalia: Dichtungsstruktur und Zeitbezug, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht. -- These new essays comprise the first collective study of Lucan and his epic poem that focuses specifically on points of contact between his text and the cultural, literary, and historical environments in which he lived and wrote. The Bellum Civile, Lucan's poetic narrative of the monumental civil war between Julius Caesar and Pompey Magnus, explores the violent foundations of the Roman principate and the Julio-Claudian dynasty. The poem, composed more than a century later during the reign of Nero, thus recalls the past while being very much a product of its time. This volume offers innovative readings that seek to interpret Lucan's epic in terms of the contemporary politics, philosophy, literature, rhetoric, geography, and cultural memory of the author's lifetime. In doing so, these studies illuminate how approaching Lucan and his text in light of their contemporary environments enriches our understanding of author, text, and context individually and in conversation with each other.