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Lucan

[loo-kuh n] /ˈlu kən/
noun
1.
(Marcus Annaeus Lucanus) a.d. 39–65, Roman poet, born in Spain.
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  • Lucan was goaded into complicity by the wrongs heaped upon him by Neros jealousy.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
  • I am now busy with Quintilian and Lucan, both excellent writers.

    Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay George Otto Trevelyan
  • Then follows discourse on Lucan, Statius, Tasso, and the rest.

    The Gentle Reader Samuel McChord Crothers
  • For which reason, Lucan says, that princes feared to discover the future.

    The Phantom World Augustin Calmet
  • "He is not the only one," said Lucan, with ironical coldness.

    Led Astray and The Sphinx Octave Feuillet
British Dictionary definitions for Lucan

Lucan1

/ˈluːkən/
noun
1.
Latin name Marcus Annaeus Lucanus. 39–65 ad, Roman poet. His epic poem Pharsalia describes the civil war between Caesar and Pompey

Lucan2

/ˈluːkən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to St Luke or St Luke's gospel
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