Marcus Annaeus Lucan


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Marcus Annaeus Lucanus (November 3, 39 AD – April 30, 65 AD), better known in English as Lucan, was a Roman poet, born in Corduba (modern-day Córdoba), in the Hispania Baetica. Despite his short life, he is regarded as one of the outstanding figures of the Imperial Latin period. His youth and speed of composition set him apart from other poets.

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  • ''He [Pompey] stands, the shadow of a great name.''
    Marcus Annaeus Lucan (39-65), Roman epic poet. Pharsalia, 1. 135.
  • ''Among those who share a throne there can be no loyalty; Dominion's ever impatient consort.''
    Marcus Annaeus Lucan (39-65), Roman epic poet. Pharsalia, 1. 92-93.
  • ''Not only had Caesar a great name and a general's glory, but his valor knew no rest, and the only thing he looked upon as a disgrace was not winning a battle.''
    Marcus Annaeus Lucan (39-65), Roman epic poet. Pharsalia, 1. 143-145.
  • ''Might was the measure of right.''
    Marcus Annaeus Lucan (39-65), Roman epic poet. Pharsalia, 1. 175-176.
  • ''Deep-seated are the wounds of civil brawls.''
    Marcus Annaeus Lucan (39-65), Roman epic poet. Pharsalia, 1. 32.
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