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 battle epic. even if Lucan's Bellum Civile is often 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 locations at heart level features of Lucan's paintings that experience thus far been interpreted as over the top, or as indicators of a very rhetorical tradition indicating a scarcity of substance. by way of demonstrating that all of them give a contribution to Lucan's poetic strategy, Martin T. Dinter exhibits how they play a basic function in shaping and connecting the numerous episodes of the Bellum Civile that represent Lucan's epic physique. this significant quantity may 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