Literary Medieval Criticism

A Commentary on Lucan, "De bello civili" IV: Introduction, by Paolo Asso PDF

By Paolo Asso

Book four of Lucan’s epic contrasts Europe with Africa. on the conflict of Lerida (Spain), a violent hurricane factors the neighborhood rivers to flood the apparent among the 2 hills the place the opposing armies are camped. Asso’s remark lines Lucan’s recollections of early Greek stories of construction, whilst Chaos held the weather in vague confusion. This primordial broth units the tone for the entire ebook. After the conflict, the scene switches to the Adriatic shore of Illyricum (Albania), and at last to Africa, the place the proto-mythical water of the start of the ebook cedes to the dryness of the desolate tract. The narrative unfolds opposed to the history of the battle of the weather. The Spanish deluge is changed by way of the desiccated desolation of Africa. The observation contrasts the representations of Rome with Africa and explores the importance of Africa as an area infected through evil, yet which is still an essential component of Rome. in addition to Lucan’s different geographic and natural-scientific discussions, Africa’s place as part of the Roman international is painstakingly supported via astronomic and geographic erudition in Lucan’s mixing of medical and mythological discourse. The poet is a visionary who helps his fact claims via medical discourse.



Show description

Read Online or Download A Commentary on Lucan, "De bello civili" IV: Introduction, Edition, and Translation (Texte und Kommentare) PDF

Best literary medieval criticism books

Download e-book for kindle: Looking at Medea: Essays and a translation of Euripides’ by David Stuttard

Euripides' Medea is among the in most cases learn, studied and played of all Greek tragedies. A searingly merciless tale of a woman's brutal revenge on a husband who has rejected her for a more youthful and richer bride, it truly is strange between Greek dramas for its acute portrayal of girl psychology. Medea can look without delay undying and strikingly sleek.

Get Sir Thomas Elyot as Lexicographer PDF

Sir Thomas Elyot's Latin-English dictionary, released in 1538, grew to become the best paintings of its type in England. Gabriele Stein describes this pioneering paintings, exploring its internal constitution and workings, its impression on modern scholarship, and its later impact. the writer opens with an account of Elyots existence and courses.

Download PDF by Anna Mühlherr,Heike Sahm,Monika Schausten,Bruno Quast: Dingkulturen: Objekte in Literatur, Kunst und Gesellschaft

Dinge sind schon seit einiger Zeit zu einem der wichtigsten kulturwissenschaftlichen Forschungsfelder avanciert. Die zwanzig in diesem Band versammelten Aufsätze widmen sich vormodernen Dingkulturen aus archäologischer, ethnologischer, historischer, kunsthistorischer und literaturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive.

New PDF release: Inkulturation: Strategien bibelepischen Schreibens in

Bibelepisches Erzählen steht in einem polaren Spannungsfeld zwischen heiligem Prätext und poetisch-ästhetischem Anspruch. Die umstrittene Hybridität bibelepischer Texte wird in diesem Sammelband gezielt zum Anlass für eine Revision der bisher weitestgehend vernachlässigten Gattung 'Bibelepik' genommen.

Additional info for A Commentary on Lucan, "De bello civili" IV: Introduction, Edition, and Translation (Texte und Kommentare)

Example text

Download PDF sample

A Commentary on Lucan, "De bello civili" IV: Introduction, Edition, and Translation (Texte und Kommentare) by Paolo Asso


by Jason
4.5

Rated 4.50 of 5 – based on 37 votes