Fighting the Muses: Lucan Sings Ovid's Silenced Song of Civil War

Mark Thorne, PhD

Mark Thorne has held faculty positions at Luther College, Brigham Young University, Wheaton College, and Cornell College. He is co-editor (with Laura Zientek) of Lucan’s Imperial World: The Bellum Civile in its Contemporary Contexts (Bloomsbury Academic, 2020). His research topics include Lucan, Cato the Younger, Latin epic, the Neronian period, the transition from Roman Republic to Principate, cultural memory and identity, ancient exemplarity, and classical reception (especially science fiction/fantasy).