Civil War by Lucan

By Lucan

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Lucan (Author), Matthew Fox (Translator, Introduction), Ethan Adams (Introduction)

a powerful new translation of the long-lasting epic concerning the sundering of the Roman Republic.

Lucan lived from 39-65 advert at a time of serious turbulence in Rome. His Civil War portrays of the main colourful and strong figures of the age-Julius Caesar and Pompey the good, enemies in a vicious fight for energy that severed bloodlines and started the transformation of Roman civilization. With correct locked in strive against with may perhaps, legislation and order broke down and the anarchic violence that resulted left its mark at the Roman humans ceaselessly, paving the way in which for the imperial monarchy. obtainable and glossy but dependable to the rhetorical brilliance of the unique, this may be the definitive Civil War of our times.

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42 Alf Onnerfors 6. lndizien fur die Entstehung des Waltharius-Epos im fruhen 9. Jahrhundert Vor mehr als 100 Jahren stellte der klassische Philologe RUDOLF PEIPER199 die Hypothese auf, daB der Ungarneinfall im Mai 926, dessen Vorspiel und Auswirkungen im Kloster St. Gallen Ekkehard IV. in den Casus s. 51-56 ausfiihrlich schildert, das Interesse der Gelehrten auf die Geschichte dieses Volkes und, wie es bei LANGOSCH heiBt, "sehr wohl die Aufmerksamkeit Ekkeharts 1. auf die Walthersage gelenkt" haben konnte200 (als hatte sich dieses Genie sogar selbst das Thema seiner Schuliibung aussuchen konnen).

Alex. , Gloss. V 463,17, obskur, Yen. Fort. Vita Leob. 23,73, var. leetio in der Hs. P fur levandam (so liest der Hrsg. KRUSCH), Greg. M. mor. 5,7, wo ebenfalls Unsicherheit herrscht). 1m NovGloss wird "Ekkeh. I Walth. , ist der angeblich alteste Beleg Hinemar Remig. PL 125, p. 272,41, also aus der 2. Halfte des 9. Jhs. und aus franzosischem Bereich). 8. Die im antiken Latein nicht belegten Worter wantus (v. 1426) und pulta (v. 1441) dtirften sich nur auf romanischem Hintergrund erklaren, vgl.

Dazu solI zuletzt noch der folgende Passus aus Thegans "Leben Kaiser Ludwigs" angefiihrt werden: "Die heidnischen Dichtungen, welche er (der Kaiser) in der Jugend gelernt hatte, verschmahte er und wollte sie weder lesen, noch horen, noch lehren": Poetiea earmina gentiLia, quae in iuventute didieerat, respuit, nee Legere nee audire nee doeere voLuit. 220 Es ist bekannt, daB die nicht-theologischen Wissenschaften, die pagane Literatur und die schon en Kiinste im allgemeinen unter Ludwig dem Frommen, und noch lange Zeit nach ihm, ein Schattendasein fiihrten.

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