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304 Pages | 1

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197582145

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Thunder and Lament

Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic

Timothy A. Joseph

  • The first book-length study of Lucan's engagement with the Homeric poems and the works of early Latin epic
  • Provides a fresh appraisal of the place of the Pharsalia in the literary tradition, and of the enduring influence of Homer, Livius Andronicus, Naevius, and Ennius
  • Offers a new understanding of the place of both violence and lament in Lucanâs poem, as joint registers for marking closure