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Author Fratantuono, Lee

Title Madness Triumphant : a Reading of Lucan's Pharsalia
Published Lanham : Lexington Books, 2012


Description 1 online resource (495 pages)
Contents Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Wars Worse Than Civil; 2 And Now the Wrath of the Gods; 3 As the South Wind Drove the Fleet; 4 But the Very Edge of the Earth; 5 Thus Did Fortune Preserve; 6 After the Leaders Pitched Their Camps; 7 Slower Than the Eternal Law; 8 And Now, Beyond the Gorges of Hercules; 9 But Not in Pharian Ash; 10 As Soon As Caesar Trampled; Select Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Summary Madness Triumphant: A Reading of Lucan's Pharsalia offers the most detailed and comprehensive analysis of Lucan's epic poem of the civil war between Caesar and Pompey to have appeared in English. In the manner of his previous books on Virgil and Ovid, Professor Fratantuono considers the Pharsalia as an epic investigation of the nature of fury and madness in Rome, this time during the increasing insanity of Nero's reign
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Lucan, 39-65. Pharsalia.
SUBJECT Pharsalia (Lucan) fast
Subject LITERARY CRITICISM -- General.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780739173152