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Lucan: Spectacle and Engagement

Matthew Leigh

Published by OUP Oxford
ISBN 10: 0198150679 / ISBN 13: 9780198150671
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Title: Lucan: Spectacle and Engagement

Publisher: OUP Oxford

Binding: Hardcover

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Hardcover. 376 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 6.0in. x 1.1in.The Pharsalia is Lucans epic on the civil wars between Caesar and Pompey. It is a poem of immense energy and intelligence in which spectacle and spectatorship are prominent. Leigh shows that by transforming certain Virgilian narrative devices Lucan launches an attack on the Augustan ideology of the Aeneid: where Virgil writes the foundation myth for the new regime and celebrates the connections between Augustus and Aeneas, Lucan produces a savagely republican anti-Aeneid which represents the civil wars as the death of Rome. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780198150671

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Synopsis: The Pharsalia is Lucan's epic on the civil wars between Caesar and Pompey. It is a poem of immense energy and intelligence in which spectacle and spectatorship are prominent. Leigh shows that by transforming certain Virgilian narrative devices Lucan launches an attack on the Augustan ideology of the Aeneid: where Virgil writes the foundation myth for the new regime and celebrates the connections between Augustus and Aeneas, Lucan produces a savagely republican anti- Aeneid which represents the civil wars as the death of Rome.

About the Author: Matthew Leigh is at University of Exeter.

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