Lucan"s Pharsalia, or, The civill warres of Rome betweene Pompey the great and Iulius Caesar
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Published by Printed for Thomas Iones and Iohn Marriott in London .
Written in English



  • Rome


  • Pompey, the Great, 106-48 B.C. -- Poetry.,
  • Epic poetry, Latin -- Translations into English.,
  • Pharsalus, Battle of, Farsala, Greece, 48 B.C. -- Poetry.,
  • Rome -- History -- Civil War, 49-45 B.C. -- Poetry.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesLucan"s Pharsalia, Civill warres of Rome betweene Pompey the great and Iulius Caesar
StatementEnglished by Thomas May, Esquire.
ContributionsMay, Thomas, 1595-1650., John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress)
LC ClassificationsPA6479.E5 M3 1627
The Physical Object
Pagination[320] p. ;
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL620158M
LC Control Number96218700

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Get this from a library! Lucans Pharsalia: or, The civill vvarres of Rome, between Pompey the great, and Iulius Cæsar: the whole ten bookes, Englished by Thomas May, Esquire.. [Lucan; Thomas May; Friedrich van Hulsius]. LVCANS PHARSALIA: OR THE CIVILL WARRES OF ROME, betweene POMPEY the great, and IVLIVS CAESAR. The whole tenne Bookes, Englished by THOMAS MAY, Esquire. The second Edition, corrected, and the Annotations inlarged by the Author. LONDON, Printed by Aug. Mathewes, for Thomas Iones, and are to be sold at his shop in St. Dunstanes Church-yard. Lucan's Pharsalia: or the civill warres of Rome, betweene Pompey the Great and Iulius Cæsar. The three first bookes. Translated into English by T.M. by: Lucan, One army suffers this civil war that a second one inflicts: swords hang idle there in Pompey’s ranks, while each guilty blade of Caesar’s grows hot. And Fortune, now, needing no great space of time to overturn so weighty a force, sweeps away that vast ruin in its fatal flow. Book VII Caesar destroys Pompey’s cavalry.

Lucan Pharsalia: Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars, Translated by Robert Graves. His epic stood next after Virgil's in the estimation of antiquity. Julius Caesar looms as a sinister hero in his stormy chronicle in verse of the war between Caesar and the Republic's forces under Pompey Seller Rating: % positive. But Caesar is ambitious, and he hates his rival general and Senator Pompey, so he historically crosses the river and thus ensures that Rome, at the head of a great empire, will now be embroiled in. Civil War chronicles the chaos of middle-first century BC, when Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon to invade Rome, displacing his former ally Pompey and the Senate. After great battles against Pompey’s armies across the whole of the Roman state, Caesar briefly became supreme ruler of Rome before being assassinated. Lucans Pharsalia: or The ciuill warres of Rome, betweene Pompey the great, and Julius Caesar. The whole tenne bookes, Englished by Thomas May, Esquire. The second edition, corrected, and the annotations inlarged by the author. LUCAN.

Lucan (M. Annaeus Lucanus, 39–65 CE), son of wealthy M. Annaeus Mela and nephew of Seneca, was born at Corduba (Cordova) in Spain and was brought as a baby to 60 CE at a festival in Emperor Nero's honour Lucan praised him in a panegyric and was promoted to one or two minor offices. But having defeated Nero in a poetry contest he was interdicted from further recitals or publication. Book III Caesar marches on Rome As the wind snatched the ships from his grasp, as the sea hid Pompey’s fleet, Caesar on the Italian shore, became a leader without rival. Yet he felt no pleasure in having driven Pompey far away, only resentment that his enemy had fled to safety abroad. Success no longer satisfied his eagerness. Lucans Pharsalia: or, The civil warres of Rome, between Pompey the Great, and Iulius Caesar , Printed by A. M[athewes] and are to be sold by Will. Sheares. In Book VII Lucan reaches Pharsalia, the decisive battle between Caesar and Pompey’s forces, and the indisputable climax of Civil War. (Indeed, the poem is often called Pharsalia.