By Martin Dinter
Martin T. Dinter's most up-to-date quantity engages with Lucan's use of physique imagery, sententiae, Fama (rumor), and open-endedness all through his civil struggle epic. even if Lucan's Bellum Civile is usually decried as a fragmented in addition to fragmentary epic, this learn demonstrates how Lucan makes use of units except teleology and cohesive narrative constitution to bind jointly the numerous elements of his epic body.
Anatomizing Civil War areas at middle level features of Lucan's paintings that experience to this point been interpreted as over the top, or as signs of a very rhetorical tradition indicating an absence of substance. via demonstrating that all of them give a contribution to Lucan's poetic method, Martin T. Dinter exhibits how they play a primary function in shaping and connecting the numerous episodes of the Bellum Civile that represent Lucan's epic physique. this significant quantity could be of curiosity to scholars of classics and comparative literature in addition to literary students. All Greek and Latin passages were translated.
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Anatomizing Civil War: Studies in Lucan's Epic Technique by Martin Dinter