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Weiner Discusses Lucan’s Bellum Civile


Jesse Weiner
Jesse Weiner

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics Jesse Weiner presented a paper at a conference on “Lucan in His Contemporary Contexts” at Brigham Young University on April 15.

The conference was the first in North America dedicated to the Roman poet Lucan, author of the Bellum Civile (Civil War), an epic poem about the civil war between Julius Caesar and Pompey that ended the Roman Republic. 

Weiner’s paper, “Re-Membering the Palatine in Lucan’s Bellum Civile,” argued that Lucan’s poem anachronistically reconfigures the Roman cityscape to manipulate collective memory and to vilify the origins and legacy of imperial rule. 

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