Although it was labeled an anti-epic for trumping the celebratory scope of the Roman national epos, Lucan’s Bellum Civile is a hymn to lost republican liberty composed under Nero’s tyrannical empire. Lucan lost his life in a foiled conspiracy to replace the emperor, but his poem survived the wreckage of antiquity and enjoyed uninterrupted readership. The present collection samples the most current approaches to Lucan’s poem, its themes, its dialogue with other texts, its reception in medieval and early modern literature, and its relevance to audiences of all times.
Brill's Companion to Lucan
Edited by Robin J. Lane Fox
Drawing on the latest archaeology, epigraphy and historical interpretation, this major volume presents a survey of ancient Macedon, important parts of which are published by their excavators for the first time, including the palace of King Philip II. Archaeologists and historians of the ancient ...
Edited by Amy C. Smith and Sadie Pickup
In this book an international team of scholars from a wide range of academic fields and perspectives reevaluate the Greek goddess Aphrodite, her worship throughout the Mediterranean, manifold roles in Graeco-Roman antiquity, and reception through the Renaissance and beyond.
Edited by Theodore D. Papanghelis and Antonios Rengakos
This 2nd edition of the Companion to Apollonius Rhodius, comprising now nineteen articles by leading scholars from Europe and America, aims at giving an up-to-date outline of the scholarly discussion in these areas and to provide a survey of recent and current trends in Apollonian studies which ...
Edited by Benjamin Acosta-Hughes, Luigi Lehnus and Susan Stephens
This volume is the combined effort of over thirty scholars. They analyize Callimachus, the 3rd-century Alexandrian poet, from literary and technical perspectives, reception and influence. It is designed to facilitate the work of scholars and teachers in the classroom.
Edited by Marco Fantuzzi and Theodore Papanghelis
The twenty-three contributions collected in this volume on Greek and Latin Pastoral focus mainly on the historical genesis, the stylistic and narrative features, the literary self-definition, and the fortunes of pastoral from its Theocritean origins to the Byzantine age.
Edited by Peter Bing and Jon Steffen Bruss
An internationally renowned set of experts on epigram offers an introduction, fresh approaches, and new direction to the study of Hellenistic-era epigram by exploring the models, forms, poetology, sub-genera, intertexts, and ancient and modern reception of Hellenistic epigram.
Edited by Franco Montanari, Antonios Rengakos, and Christos Tsagalis
Drawing on the growing interest in Near Eastern literature and culture, and applying the insights of both traditional classical philology and the study of oral cultures, this companion offers a wide-ranging, update and comprehensive panorama of the current state of Hesiodic studies.
Edited by Hans-Christian Günther, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
This volume centres on a detailed analysis of the whole corpus of Horace’s work. It is preceeded by an account of Horace’s life and work and followed by two appendices on the transmission of the text and style and metre.
Edited by Hans-Christian Günther
The present volume provides a comprehensive guide to one of the most difficult authors of classical antiquity. All the major aspects of Propertius´ work are dealt with in contributions by renowned specialists. Due space is also given to the reception of the author. At the centre stands an ...
Edited by Gregor Damschen and Andreas Heil. With the assistance of Mario Waida
The volume contains a comprehensive survey of each genuine or attributed work of Seneca in the style of concise handbook articles (“Works”). The cultural background (“Context”) and the most important problem areas within the philosophic and tragic corpus of Seneca are dealt with in fuller ...
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