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Overview

A magnificent new translation of the enduring epic about the sundering of the Roman Republic.

Lucan lived from 39-65 AD at a time of great turbulence in Rome. His Civil War portrays two of the most colorful and powerful figures of the age-Julius Caesar and Pompey the Great, enemies in a vicious struggle for power that severed bloodlines and began the transformation of Roman civilization. With Right locked in combat with Might, law and order broke down and the anarchic violence that resulted left its mark on the Roman people forever, paving the way for the imperial monarchy. Accessible and modern yet loyal to the rhetorical brilliance of the original, this will be the definitive Civil War of our times.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143106234
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/31/2012
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 433,041
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Matthew Fox is Visiting Professor of Classics at Rutgers University.

Ethan Adams is an assistant professor in classics at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.

Table of Contents

Preface Matthew Fox ix

Introduction and Notes Matthew Fox Ethan Adams xi

Suggestions for Further Reading li

Notes on the Text and Translation lv

Chronology of Roman Historical Events lxi

Map lxiv

Civil War

Appendix: Satyricon 317

Greek and Latin Names for the Winds 331

Notes 332

Glossary 445

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