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Marcus Annaeus Lucanus

Date de naissance: 3. novembre 39 ap. J.-C.
Date de décès: 30. avril 65 ap. J.-C.
Autres noms: Lucan

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Lucain , né le 3 novembre 39 à Cordoue, en Hispanie ultérieure, et mort le 30 avril 65, est un poète latin dont la seule œuvre conservée, La Pharsale, est une épopée sur la guerre civile ayant opposé Jules César à Pompée entre 49 et 48 av. J.-C. Il se suicide à 25 ans, sur l'ordre de Néron.

Citations Marcus Annaeus Lucanus

„Caesar had more than a mere name and military reputation: his energy could never rest, and his one disgrace was to conquer without war.“

— Marcus Annaeus Lucanus
Context: But Caesar had more than a mere name and military reputation: his energy could never rest, and his one disgrace was to conquer without war. Book I, line 143 (tr. J. D. Duff).

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„But silenced now are laws in war“

— Marcus Annaeus Lucanus
Context: But silenced now are laws in war: we driven from our homes; yet is our exile willing. Book I, line 277 (tr. E. Ridley).

„All that we see is God; every motion we make is God also.“

— Marcus Annaeus Lucanus
Context: Has he any dwelling-place save earth and sea, the air of heaven and virtuous hearts? Why seek we further for deities? All that we see is God; every motion we make is God also. Book IX, line 578 (tr. J. D. Duff).

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„Men are ignorant that the purpose of the sword is to save every man from slavery.“

— Marcus Annaeus Lucanus
Book IV, line 579 (tr. J. D. Duff). E. Ridley's translation: : The sword was given for this, that none need live a slave.

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