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1. Book VII; 2. Battle; 3. The gods and religion; 4. Stoicism and epicureanism; 5. Pompey and Caesar; 6. Sources, models, intertexts; 7. Viewing, seeing, spectatorship; 8. States of mind: madness, hope, fear, anger, joy; 9. Paradox and hyperbole; 10. Apostrophe; 11. Sententiae; 12. Diction, word order, metre; 13. Transmission and text; 14. Manuscripts cited; M. Annaei Lvcani De Bello Civili Liber Septivs; Commentary.

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Accessible and detailed guide to this crucial book within an important Latin epic, covering Lucan's style, sources, language, and context.

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Paul Roche is Senior Lecturer in Latin at the University of Sydney. He is the author of Lucan 'De Bello Civili' Book I (2009), the editor of Pliny's Praise: The 'Panegyricus' in the Roman World (Cambridge, 2011) and co-editor of Writing Politics in Imperial Rome (2009).

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