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Author Hömke, Nicola

Title Lucan's "Bellum Civile" : Between Epic Tradition and Aesthetic Innovation
Edition 2nd ed
Published Berlin : Walter de Gruyter, 2010


Description 1 online resource (252 pages)
Contents Frontmatter; Inhalt Contents; Vorwort; Quintilian and Lucan; Lucan's 'Ilioupersis' Narrative Patterns from the Fall of Troy in Book 2 of the Bellum civile; Ut generos soceris mediae iunxere Sabinae: Die Gestalt Julias in der Pharsalia Lukans; Caesar's Voice and Caesarian Voices; Lucan 7: Speeches at War; Bit by Bit Towards Death Lucan's Scaeva and the Aesthetisization of Dying; plus quam visibilia Lukans suggestive Nichtbeschreibungen; Medusa, Antaeus, and Caesar Libycus; The Myth of the Republic: Medusa and Cato in Lucan, Pharsalia 9
Stoische Erneuerung der epischen Tradition Der Brgerkrieg als Schicksal und die Entscheidungsfreiheit zum Verbrechen ... und es bewegt sich doch! Der Automatismus des abgehackten Gliedes; Backmatter
Summary Lucans Bellum Civile is one of the most impressive and unusual works of Silver Age Latin literature, and has been the subject of much research in recent years. In this volume well-known experts on Lucan examine the poetological, narratological and stylistic techniques the author employed to write on the theme of civil war. The epic poem is at once both conforms to and exceeds the tradition of the genre, and confronts its readers with a new kind of aesthetic
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Subject Lucan, 39-65. Pharsalia.
Lucan, 39-65 -- Influence
SUBJECT Lucan, 39-65 fast
Pharsalia (Lucan) fast
Subject Civil war in literature.
Epic poetry, Latin -- History and criticism
Civil war in literature
Epic poetry, Latin
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
War and literature
SUBJECT Rome -- History -- Civil War, 49-45 B.C. -- Literature and the war
Subject Rome (Empire)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Reitz, Christiane
ISBN 9783110229486