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    Pharsalia (Masters of Latin Literature) (Paperback) By (author) Lucan, Translated by Jane Wilson Joyce

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    DescriptionLucan's great poem, Pharsalia, recounts events surrounding the decisive battle fought near Pharsalus in 48 B.C. during the civil war between the forces of Pompey and Julius Caesar. Though the subject of this unfinished masterpiece is historical, many of its features are characteristic of epic poetry: Rousing battle scenes; tales of witches, monsters, and miracle; detailed catalogues; intricate similes; and speeches with a high degree of rhetorical elegance. However, Lucan's deft mix of humor and horror, of political satire, literary parody, history, and epic is entirely his own.Jane Wilson Joyce's superb translation conveys the drama and poetry of the original. Her use of natural English rhythms in a loose six-beat line comes close to matching the original Latin hexameters, wile her language preserves Lucan's sequence of images. An enlightening introduction, notes, and a full glossary augment the translation.


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    Title
    Pharsalia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lucan, Translated by Jane Wilson Joyce
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801481376
    ISBN 10: 0801481376
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DSB
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ADL
    BIC subject category V2: DN
    DC20: 873.01
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/CEUROP
    DC22: 873/.01
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 873.01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, POE008000
    BIC subject category V2: 2ADL
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: PA6479.E5 J686 1993, PA6479.E5J
    Thema V1.0: DSB, DN
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    1st New edition
    Publisher
    Cornell University Press
    Imprint name
    Cornell University Press
    Publication date
    16 December 1993
    Publication City/Country
    Ithaca