Marcus Annaeus Lucanus

(39 - 65 / Italy)

Marcus Annaeus Lucanus
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In the year of 39 A.D. Marcus Annaeus Lucanus was born into a wealthy family. They lived in Roman Spain, but before Lucan's first birthday, his parents decided to move to the Capital. Whilst, in Rome, Lucan's parents were able to afford a good education for their son.

Later, he moved to Athens to complete his education. He was called back to his home land by Nero, the young Emperor. The terms of their relationship is unknown. It is possible that they both had common interests, and because of these interests, they gained trust and respect for each other.

During this time, he wrote some fascinating works such as A Tale of Troy, Medea, Journey to the Underworld . In ... more »

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