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 conflict epic. even supposing Lucan's Bellum Civile is often decried as a fragmented in addition to fragmentary epic, this research 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 areas at heart level features of Lucan's paintings that experience to this point been interpreted as over the top, or as indicators of a very rhetorical tradition indicating an absence of substance. via demonstrating that all of them give a contribution to Lucan's poetic process, Martin T. Dinter indicates how they play a primary function in shaping and connecting the various 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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