Caesar criss-crossing the Rubicon : a palindromic accrostic in Lucan (BC 1.218-22)

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Giusti, Elena;
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Subject: PA

Lucan's account of Caesar crossing the Rubicon (1.213–22) is dense with metapoetic allusion. Although the river has been specified as a small stream at Caesar's arrival (ut uentum est parui Rubiconis ad undas, 1.185), it becomes swollen, tumidus, as soon as Caesar ‘brea... View more
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