Nihilistic Cosmology and Catonian Ethics in Lucan's Bellum Civile

  title={Nihilistic Cosmology and Catonian Ethics in Lucan's Bellum Civile},
  author={Robert John Sklen{\'a}r},
  journal={American Journal of Philology},
  pages={281 - 296}
  • R. Sklenár
  • Published 1 June 1999
  • Philosophy
  • American Journal of Philology
Etude de la cosmologie nihiliste et anti-rationnelle que Lucain attribue a Caton dans le «Bellum civile», afin de saper les fondements meme de son ethique. Examinant la conception absurde de l'univers, ainsi que l'image de l'incendie celeste comme metaphore de la guerre civile et de ses causes, chez Lucain, l'A. montre que le poete latin decrit la realite de l'ekpyrosis, du feu qui consume le cosmos, afin de refuter la conception rationnaliste et stoicienne du fatum comme cycle regulier de la… 
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