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    Lucan(Author) Susan H. Braund(Translator)

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This new translation in free verse conveys the full force of Lucan's writing and his grimly realistic view of the subject. The Introduction sets the scene for the reader unfamiliar with Lucan and explores his relationship with earlier writers of Latin epic, and his interest in the sensational.

"The translation combines fidelity to the Latin with a good sense of what makes readable English. The introduction well raises many issues about the poem."--Keith N. Gauneberl, Hobart and William Smith Colleges--CHECK NAME!!"Excellent notes, sensible introduction."--L. Cahoon, Gettysburg College"Probably the best English translation in print."--Martin Helzle, Case Western Reserve University"I like this translation. The introduction and notes by Braund are excellent."--Carole Shaffer-Koros, Kean College

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  • By Lucy on 24 July 2013

    This is a wonderful translation, but why are there no links from the text to the notes in the kindle edition? - it's impossible to find the note you want.

  • By Thetis of the Silver Feet on 19 September 2014

    Lucan is not easy to read but there is an excellent Introduction by the famous Roman scholar Susanne Braund which helps to clarify some parts of the poem.

  • By Joanne Nicholson on 21 March 2016

    An excellent translation of an old favourite

  • By Kyuri Choi on 27 February 2015

    New as it is as was decribed from the description of the item!


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