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Civil War

by Lucan

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A dark, surreal, fictionalized epic revealing the psychological breaks in the Roman national consciousness. ( )
  alexanme | Dec 9, 2018 |
I'm actually reading the Robert Graves translation, which I was too lazy to import manually. I love his informal introductions. So far, it's very enjoyable. ( )
  paperloverevolution | Mar 30, 2013 |
Review from Encyclopedia of Literary Translations by O. Classe.
  JamesBoswell | May 27, 2009 |
Review from Encyclopedia of Literary Translations by O. Classe.
  JamesBoswell | May 27, 2009 |
  JamesBoswell | May 3, 2009 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Lucanprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Braund, Susan H.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brébeuf, Guillaume deTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Duff, J. D.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Graves, RobertTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Joyce, Jane WilsonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Marmontel, Jean-FrançoisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Masson, Pierre ToussaintTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
May, ThomasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ridley, EdwardTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ridley, Edwardsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Riley, H. T.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Riley, Henry Thomassecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rowe, NicholasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Widdows, P. F.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This is Lucan's Pharsalia or Clvil War in translation. Do not combine the Latin text with it.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0192839497, Paperback)

Lucan's epic poem on the civil war between Caesar and Pompey, unfinished at the time of his death, stands beside the poems of Virgil and Ovid in the first rank of Latin epic. This newly annotated, free verse translation conveys the full force of Lucan's writing and his grimly realistic view of the subject. The work is a powerful condemnation of civil war, emphasizing the stark, dark horror of the catastrophies which the Roman state inflicted upon itself. Both the introduction and glossary set the scene for readers unfamiliar with Lucan and explore his relationship with earlier writers of Latin epic, and his interest in the sensational.

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"An epic poem about the war between Julius Caesar and the Roman Senate" --Provided by publisher.

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