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Madness Triumphant: A Reading of Lucan's Pharsalia by Lee Fratantuono

By Lee Fratantuono

Madness positive: A studying of Lucan’s Pharsalia bargains the main exact and finished research of Lucan’s epic poem of the civil conflict among Caesar and Pompey to have seemed in English. within the demeanour of his earlier books on Virgil and Ovid, Professor Fratantuono considers the Pharsalia as an epic research of the character of fury and insanity in Rome, this time in the course of the expanding madness of Nero’s reign. the amount proceeds bankruptcy by way of bankruptcy, ebook via booklet via Lucan’s poem, because it unfolds the thesis that the poet Lucan crafted an epic reaction to either Virgil and Ovid, the ultimate move in a 3 act tragedy of insanity. in line with the Aeneid, Lucan increases the concept the ultimate ethnographic cost of Trojans and Italians won't were for the easiest, whereas in accordance with the Metamorphoses, he explores the concept that the immortality completed by way of the poet won't, in spite of everything, end up to be a blessing. An advent and bibliography supply extra path for the learn of this maximum surviving paintings of literature from the so-called Silver Age of Neronian literature, whereas the person chapters supply in-depth bibliographical citations and wide annotation as a consultant to additional learn of the poem. Lucan’s poem is printed to be the consummate hymn to fury, because the poet deals a go back to the hole of Homer’s Iliad and the wrath of Achilles, that's now considered as a part of an never-ending cycle of insanity that may finish simply within the flames of an international conflagration that would devour all issues. The pervasive intertext of Lucan’s epic poem together with his predecessor Manilius’ Astronomica can be investigated, because the nature of Lucan’s reaction to either Stoic and Epicurean antecedents is explored. Manilius’ stars are nearly sprinkled throughout the Pharsalia, because the heavens supply a celestial canvas for the poet of fury to demonstrate the gorgeous lies which can finally be proven to hide much more seductive truths.

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