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Title: Righting the Reader: Conflagration and Civil War in Lucan's De Bello Civili
Contributor(s): Roche, Paul Andrew (author)
Publication Date: 2007
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Abstract: Lucan's first simile compares Rome's descent into civil war with the stoic phenomenon of conflagration. This simile is here read against the tradition of classical literature treating conflagration. The implications of this heritage are weighed against the simile's context and the themes and narrative techniques appearing throughout the epic. The simile is programmatic of Lucan's tendency to extend ambiguous hermeneutic possibilities and in its declaration of a conspicuously defective equation between subject and simile.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Scholia - Studies in Classical Antiquity, v.14, p. 52-71
Publisher: Department of Classics, University of Otago
Place of Publication: New Zealand
ISSN: 1018-9017
Field of Research (FOR): 200510 Latin and Classical Greek Literature
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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