Marcus Annaeus Lucanus

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In the year of 39 A.D. Marcus Annaeus Lucanus was born into a wealthy family. They lived in Roman Spain, but before Lucan's first birthday, his parents decided to move to the Capital. Whilst, in Rome, Lucan's parents were able to afford a good education for their son.

Later, he moved to Athens to complete his education. He was called back to ...

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