FEELING HISTORY: LUCAN, STOICISM, AND THE POETICS OF PASS pdf epub fb2

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Title: FEELING HISTORY: LUCAN, STOICISM, AND THE POETICS OF PASS
ISBN: 0814210430
ISBN13: 978-0814210437
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Pages: 312 pages
Publisher: Ohio State University Press; 1 edition (March 8, 2007)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1312 kb
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Subcategory: History & Criticism




FeelingHistory is a study of apostrophe (i.e., the rhetorical device in which the narrator talks directly to his characters) in Lucan’s Bellum Civile. Through the narrator’s direct addresses, irony, and grotesque imagery, Lucan appears not as a nihilist, but as a character deeply concerned about ethics. The purpose of this book is to demonstrate how Lucan’s style represents a criticism of the Roman approach to history, epic, ethics, and aesthetics. The book’s chief interest lies in the ethical and moral stance that the poet-narrator takes toward his characters and his audience. To this end, Francesca D’Alessandro Behr studies the ways in which the narrator communicates ethical and moral judgments. Lucan’s retelling of this central historical epic triggers in the mind of the reader questions about the validity of the Roman imperial project as a whole.