1670 Lucan PHARSALIA Julius Caesar Civil War Pompey Rome French Illustrated

LUCAIN, Marcus Annæus

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“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;” 

― Lucan, Pharsalia 

 

‘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.

 

Translated into French by Georges de Brebeuf. This 1670 edition is desirable because of the 11 full-page engravings by Francois Chauveau.

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1670 Lucan PHARSALIA Julius Caesar Civil War Pompey Rome French Illustrated

 

“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;” 

― Lucan, Pharsalia 

 

‘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.

 

Translated into French by Georges de Brebeuf. This 1670 edition is desirable because of the 11 full-page engravings by Francois Chauveau.

 

Item number: #13602

Price: $550

 

LUCAIN, Marcus Annæus

 

La Pharsale de Lucain, ou, Les guerres civiles de Cesar et de Pompée

 

A Paris : Chez Jean Ribou, 1670.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [22], 390
    • 11 engraved plates
  • Language: French
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~6in X 3.75in (15.5cm x 9.5cm)

 

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13602

Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Arts & Architecture

Authors

LUCAIN, Marcus Annæus

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete