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1547 PHARSALIA Julius Caesar Civil War Lucan Pompey Military Rome Supernatural

“Wars worse than civil on Emathian plains,and crime let loose we sing; how Rome's high raceplunged 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.

This mid-16th-century edition was edited and printed by Sebastian Gryphius in 1547.

Item number: #1430

Price: $750

LUCANUS, Marcus Annæus

M. Annei Lucani de Bello Civili libri decem. Eiusdem vita in fine operis.

Lugduni Batavorum : ap. Seb. Gryphium, [1547].

•Collation complete with all pages: 286p
oSignatures: a-s⁸
oNote that the date on the title page is illegible; however, the 1547 edition is the only Gryphium issue with 286 pages. (Adams)
•Binding: Leather; tight & secure
•References: Adams L 1576
•Language: Latin
•Size: ~5in X 3in (13cm x 8cm)

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1547 PHARSALIA Julius Caesar Civil War Lucan Pompey

Estimate $800 - $1,600Nov 5, 2017