1666 PHARSALIA Lucan Julius Caesar Civil War Pompey Military Rome Supernatural. Wars worse than civil on Emathian plains, and crime let loose we sing; how Rome's high race plunged in her vitals her victorious sword. Pharsalia or On the Civil War is an ancient Roman poem detailing the civil war between Julius Caesar and the Senate. Lucan discusses the cultural despair experienced in Rome and also exposes many of the flaws that Julius Caesar possessed in his political and military leadership.In addition to historical importance, Pharsalia includes elements of the supernatural, dream interpretation, ghosts, and prophetic visions. Century edition was edited and printed by Jean Ribou who used the Brebeuf French translation for this edition. The Brebeuf translation was typically given to more popular printers such as Elzevier, Sommaville, and Loyson; however, Ribou was given the opportunity to print this edition, which is distinguished by its double-page engraved frontispieces and other full-page copper engravings depicting snakes, battle scenes, navigation scenes, and a sighting of the Lighthouse of Alexandria!
A very desirable example of Pharsalia! La Pharsale de Lucain, ou Les guerres civiles de Cesar et de Pompee, en vers francois, par Mr de Brebeuf. Imprime a Troyes : & se vend a Paris : Chez Iean Ribou, au Palais, vis a vis la porte de l'eglise de la Sainte Chapelle, a l'image S. Collation complete with all pages: , 377, .
12 full-page plates; includes 2 frontis engravings. Binding: Leather; tight & secure. 6in X 3.5in (15cm x 9cm). The item "1666 PHARSALIA Lucan Julius Caesar Civil War Pompey Military Rome Supernatural" is in sale since Thursday, November 30, 2017. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible".
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