Lucan's Pharsalia.

Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus)

Lucan's Pharsalia.

Translated into English Verse by Nicholas Rowe, Esq; Servant to His Majesty. In Two Volumes. The Second Edition.

Description: engraved frontispiece, and folding map, woodcut headpieces, pp. [vi], lxiv, 287; 310, [2, ads], 12mo, contemporary panelled calf, trifling wear to binding, a lovely copy

Publication Details: Printed for J. Tonson. 1722

Notes: Rowe's masterpiece, posthumously published, the Dedication signed by his widow, Anne, first published in folio in 1718, and 2 8vo editions in the interval (Dublin, and The Hague). Dr. Johnson wrote: 'The version of Lucan is one of the greatest productions of English poetry; for there is perhaps none that so completely exhibits the genius and spirit of the original. Lucan is distinguished by a kind of dictatorial or philosophic dignity rather … declamatory than poetical; full of ambitious morality and pointed sentences, comprised in vigorous and animated lines. This character Rowe has very di...more

Bibliography: (Foxon ESTC T113675)

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Subject: Classics

Published Date: 1722

Stock Number: 66751

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