LUCANUS, Marcus Annaeus - Pharsalia, sive Belli civilis libri decem. Size 8 1/2 bny 10 1/3 Engraved title. Vellum binding with blind stamped gilt coat of arms on both covers Very good condition. One of the two 4to editions (the other 1740) of Lucanus' heroic poem on the struggle between Caesar and Pompey after the crossing of the Rubicon.Engraved title by van Bleyswyk after van der Mij and folding engraved map of the "Mare Nostrum". Text in Latin ----------------------------- De Bello Civili (On the Civil War), more commonly referred to as the Pharsalia, is a Roman epic poem written by the poet Lucan, detailing the civil war between Julius Caesar and the forces of the Roman Senate led by Pompey the Great. The poem's title is a reference to the Battle of Pharsalus, which occurred in 48 BC, near Pharsalus, Thessaly, in northern Greece. Caesar decisively defeated Pompey in this battle, which occupies all of the epic's seventh book. Marcus Annaeus Lucanus (3 November 39 AD 30 April 65 AD), better known in English as Lucan, was a Roman poet.
He is regarded as one of the outstanding figures of the Imperial Latin period, known in particular for his epic Pharsalia. His youth and speed of composition set him apart from other poets. Please see my other auctions Thank You. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. 3.21 4.23 4.23 4.25.The item "1728 PHARSALIA DE BELLO CIVILII ROMAN CIVIL WAR by LUCAN ANTIQUE VELLUM with MAP" is in sale since Monday, February 15, 2021. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "motka" and is located in New Hope, Pennsylvania.
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