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Civil War

Oxford World's Classics

By (author) Lucan
Translated by Susan H. Braund
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom
Published: 8th May 2008
Dimensions: w 128mm h 196mm d 24mm
Weight: 319g
ISBN-10: 0199540683
ISBN-13: 9780199540686
Barcode No: 9780199540686
Synopsis
This new translation in free verse conveys the full force of Lucan's writing and his grimly realistic view of the subject. The Introduction sets the scene for the reader unfamiliar with Lucan and explores his relationship with earlier writers of Latin epic, and his interest in the sensational. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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'B.'s able introduction and over one hundred pages of notes will make her work specially useful in courses covering post-Augustan literature or epic. B. covers a lot of ground admirably . Very welcome are B.'s pages ... on Lucan's learning ... B. shows her usual poise in describing the poem itself.'
Roland Mayer, King's College, London, The Classical Review 'This has brief notes, but a good detailed introduction, excellent on, e.g. exemplarity ... and descriptions of death ... very good.'
Greece & Rome, April 1993