Lucan


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Lu·can

 (lo͞o′kən) Originally Marcus Annaeus Lucanus. ad 39-65.
Roman poet who wrote the Pharsalia, an epic account of the civil war between Caesar and Pompey.

Lucan

(ˈluːkən)
n
(Biography) Latin name Marcus Annaeus Lucanus. 39–65 ad, Roman poet. His epic poem Pharsalia describes the civil war between Caesar and Pompey

Lucan

(ˈluːkən)
adj
(Bible) of or relating to St Luke or St Luke's gospel

Lu•can

(ˈlu kən)

n.
(Marcus Annaeus Lucanus) A.D. 39–65, Roman poet, born in Spain.
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Lucan

[ˈluːkən] NLucano
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Then the king looked about him, and then was he ware of all his host and of all his good knights were left no more on live but two knights, that was Sir Lucan de Butlere, and his brother Sir Bedivere: and they were full sore wounded.
Lucan noteth well the state of Rome before the Civil War,
This apostrophe to Nero should not be read out of context; it is important that just thirty lines earlier Lucan had explained that the poem deals with the madness of civil war.
The Anorak says: Lord Lucan, who was named by a coroner's jury as the murderer of his children's nanny in 1974, owned horses with Tom Jones.
For Dante (and his guide Virgil) the epic poets Lucan and Statius were a major part of the glory of Rome and the western European tradition.
Immediately after the crime, Lord Lucan disappeared with the aid of his many upper-class friends, and despite numerous sightings over the next twenty-five years, he was never apprehended.
Bartsch's 1997 book on Lucan reads the snake episode in all its gory splendor as indicative of a constant battle fought in the poem over integrity and discontinuity.
Lucan wrote the Pharsalia, an epic in ten books on the civil war between Caesar and Pompey.
Holloways in Banbury, Oxon, is handling the sale of effects from the house of Lady Lucan in Belgravia, London, after she died last year.
LORD Lucan is "very possibly alive" and is still a murder suspect, detectives say.
Benny Gray, Lucan's father, is retaining ownership of the Zellig, and Lucan is holding onto The Big Peg in the Jewellery Quarter.