By Nicola Hömke, Christiane Reitz

Lucan??s Bellum Civile is among the so much outstanding and weird works of Silver Age Latin literature, and has been the topic of a lot examine lately. during this quantity recognized specialists on Lucan research the poetological, narratological and stylistic ideas the writer hired to jot down at the subject matter of civil warfare. The epic poem is right away either conforms to and exceeds the culture of the style, and confronts its readers with a brand new form of aesthetic.

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StatilL� süv. 55f. ) . • in Petronius' Satyricon (89) , a iambic reworking of Aeneas' tale of the Trojan Horse from Aeneid 13 See Ambühl (forthcoming) . 14 On the theme of the fall of Troy in Hellenistic epi�ams see Harder 2007: esp. 419-422 and in Helleoib-tic poetry in general the recent biudy by Sib-takou 2008. 15 See Erskine 2001 for an overview of the fate of Troy and the Trojan myth in antiquity, especially in Rome; a recent brief sketch on Troy in Latin literature is found in Putnam 2007.

494-501 ) : 4:! C. ( Suet. Aug. 15) . 42 Conte 1968: 234-235. �ch 1999, a stimnlating rcading of the passage. On Deiphobns a� onc of the images of fallen 'Iroy in the Acncid see also Ross 1998: 123f. Dreyling 1999: 87f. ad 183-184 briefiy notes the passage. Amhilhl 28 Atque hic Priamiden laniatum corpore toto Deiphobum videt et lacerom crudeliter ora, manusque ambas, populataque tempora raptis auribu.! et truncas inhonesto vulnere nari.!. vix adeo agnovit pavitantem ac dira tegentem 495 ora supplicia, et notis compellat vocibus ultro: 'Deiphobe armipotens, genus alto a sanguine Teucri, quis tarn crudelis optavit sumere 500 poenas?

Tic wound-. and heaps of corpses. -tock conference and later at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. I would like to thank the orga­ nizers and the audiences at both occiUiions for their helpful comments. In a forthcoming monograph on LuCIIJl ' s reception of Greek poetry and especially Attic tragedy, which originates in the Basel Lucan project directed by Prof. Dr. Christine Walde (now University of Mmnz), I will treat the TrojiUl themes I study here with regard to Lucan. 2 in the context of the whole work IIJld especially in connection with Caesar's visit to the ruins of l'roy in LuciiJl.

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