Lucan and the civil war

This is a short selection about the poet Lucan, destined to die young by Nero’s orders, and his epic poem about the civil war, “De Bello Civile”.

You can read about Lucan’s life and modern and ancient critical views of his work here.

Lucan sums up the contestants, Caesar and Pompey.

Lucan describes Caesar crossing the Rubicon.

In no uncertain terms, Caesar’s troops pledge their loyalty.