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Lucans Pharsalia: Or The Civil-Wars of Rome, Between Pompey the great, and Julius Caesar ... A Continuation of Lucans Historicall Poem

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Lucans Pharsalia: Or The Civil-Wars of Rome, Between Pompey the great, and Julius Caesar ... A Continuation of Lucans Historicall Poem

By Marcus Annaeus Lucanus


OF LUCANUS Marcus Annaeus Lucanus, the nephew of Seneca, was the greatest epic poet of Rome’s silver age. Famously, he was ordered to commit suicide by Nero at the age of only 25. Tacitus suggests that Nero was jealous of Lucan’s poetic ability, and Seutonius suggests that Lucan had written poe…

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