Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus
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b. 3 November AD 39 in Corduba;

d. 30 April AD 65;

Roman epic poet.


Lucan is attributed by Statius [II 2] with a comprehensive œuvre; however, the only extant work is an epic poem about the civil war between Caesar and Pompeius [I 3]; in…

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Vischer, Mirjam, “Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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