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Lucan, The Civil War, 1.1-6: Beginnings, Eloquence and, eventually, Cicero

“War something more than civil over Emathian plains,
Legitimacy conferred on crime, and a powerful people,
We sing, a people who turned right hands against their own stomachs; 234 more words


Stoicism and Lucan's Civil War

Are you into Silver Age Latin Epic?  My guess is probably not – but for the few of you who are (or who simply have an interest in that old crotchety philosophy called Stoicism), I’ve here posted a lecture about how the epic poet Lucan used some of the tenets of Stoic philosophy to get rid his poem of traditional gods, but still have an epic on par with Virgil or Homer (…well, OK, maybe not on par, but you get the idea). 28 more words

TV Crime Log: The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jefferies

I was just about to write something glib about ITV’s latest adventure into True Crime, a genre which it has mined with great success — with The Widower and Lucan and suchlike — when I notice that… 303 more words


Metamorfoze (5)

«Cum guşterul sub biciul tare al zilelor caniculare, schimbînd tufişul, pare un fulger cînd traversează drumul, aşa părea, venind spre burta celorlalţi doi un şerpişor livid de furie şi negru ca o boabă de piper» (v. 541 more words