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Pharsalia [Civil War] - Marcus Annaeus Lucanus

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Pharsalia
(aka "The Civil War")

by

Lucan
(Marcus Annaeus Lucanus)
A.D. 39 - A.D. 65


Originally written in Latin, approximately A.D. 61-65, by the
Roman poet Lucan, and probably left unfinished upon his death in
A.D. 65.  Although the work has been generally known through most
of history as the "Pharsalia", modern scholarship tends to agree
that this was not Lucan's choice for a title.

BOOK I

THE CROSSING OF THE RUBICON


Wars worse than civil on Emathian (1) plains,
And crime let loose we sing; how Rome's high race
Plunged in her vitals her victorious sword;
Armies akin embattled, with the force
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