LUCAN
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Lucan's Pharsalia or De bello civili is an epic poem, the greatest in Latin after the Aeneid, on the subject of the civil war between Pompey and Caesar.  A native of Cordoba, Spain, Lucan (a.d. 39–65) was the grandson of the elder Seneca, nephew of the younger Seneca, and the brother of the Gallio mentioned in Acts 18.   He published the Pharsalia in a.d. 62 or 63, but it seems likely that his poetic talent aroused the jealously of the vain Nero, as he forbade him to write or even plead in the courts, and then later compelled him to commit suicide for alleged treason.

The editio princeps of Lucan was printed in Rome by Sweynheym and Pannartz in 1469.   This little offering of his works is (generally) in
CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER.
   

An EarlyENGLISH Translation
Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus [Lucan].  Lvcans Pharsalia: Or the civill warres of Rome, betweene Pompey the great, and Ivlivs Cæsar. The whole tenne bookes, Englished by Thomas May...the second edition, corrected, and the annotations inlarged by the author. London: Thomas Iones (pr. by Aug. Mathews), 1631. 8vo (14.5 cm, 5.75"). π1a8A–S8T2; engr. frontis., [146] ff. [with] May, Thomas. A continvation of the subiect of Lucan’s historicall poem till the death of Ivlivs Cæser the 2d edition corrected and amended. London: James Boler, 1633. 8vo. A–K8(-K8); [79 of 80] ff.
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A NeatIllustrated Volume
Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus [Lucan].  La Pharsale de Lvcain, ou les gverres civiles de Cesar et de Pompée. Paris: Jean Ribou, 1670. 12mo (15 cm, 5.9"). π1ã12A–Q12R4(-R4); frontis., [12] ff., 390 pp. (lacking final blank); illus.
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“A Valuable Edition” per Dibdin
Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus. Pharsalia, cum commentario Petri Burmanni. Leidae: Apud Conradum Wishoff, Danielem Goetval, & Georg. Jacob. Wishoff, 1740. 4to (25 cm, 9.75"). [52], 735, [1 (blank)], [160 (index)] pp.
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Lucan BearingPlates after Gravelot
Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus.  La pharsale..... Paris: Chez Merlin, 1766. 2 vols. I: 8vo (19.5 cm, 7.75"). Frontis., [1] f., lxxix, [1 (blank)] 304 pp., [1 (errata)] f.; 5 plates. II: 8vo (19.5 cm, 7.75"). [1] f., 315, [1] pp., [2] ff.; 5 plts.
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Lucan for theFirst Republic
Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus.  La pharsale de Lucain.... Paris: De l’imprimerie de Crapelet, 1796. 2 vols. I: 8vo (20.5 cm, 8"). [2] ff., l, 376 pp.; 5 plts. II: 8vo (20.5 cm, 8"). [2] ff., 409, [1 (blank)] pp.; 5 plts.
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