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War, Liberty, and Caesar: Responses to Lucan's Bellum Ciuile, ca. 1580 - 1650

Edward Paleit

Abstract

War, Liberty and Caesar is chiefly an attempt to address aspects of early modern English literary and political culture between ca. 1580 to 1650, through the sometimes illuminating prism of the reception of a classical text. It is also a study of that text itself, through the medium of early modern engagements. It examines and interprets responses to Lucan’s Bellum Ciuile across many different forms of discourse, trying to balance an account of the cultural assumptions and practices which shaped Lucan for early modern readers with a sense of the historical specificity of individual engagements ... More

Keywords: lucan, bellum ciuile, ben jonson, christopher marlowe, philip massinger, john fletcher, abraham cowley, samuel daniel, thomas may, reception, roman civil war, english political culture, liberty, political experience, structures of feeling

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199602988
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602988.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward Paleit, author
Lecturer, University of Exeter

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