By Martin Dinter
Martin T. Dinter's most modern quantity engages with Lucan's use of physique imagery, sententiae, Fama (rumor), and open-endedness all through his civil battle epic. even supposing Lucan's Bellum Civile is often decried as a fragmented in addition to fragmentary epic, this examine demonstrates how Lucan makes use of units except teleology and cohesive narrative constitution to bind jointly the various elements of his epic body.
Anatomizing Civil War locations at middle degree features of Lucan's paintings that experience to date been interpreted as over the top, or as indicators of an excessively rhetorical tradition indicating a scarcity of substance. by means of demonstrating that all of them give a contribution to Lucan's poetic procedure, Martin T. Dinter indicates 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 might 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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