|Birth Day||November 3, 39|
|Died On||Apr 30, 65 (age 25)|
Roman poet of the Imperial Latin period whose best- known work is Bellum Civile (Civil War). His other works, many of which have not survived to the modern day, include Catachthonion and Prosa Oratio in Octavium Sagittam.
He grew up in an area of the Roman Empire that falls under the jurisdiction of present-day Spain.
As the result of a feud with the Roman Emperor Nero (his longtime friend and patron), Lucan was banned from publishing poems.
He was born into a privileged and erudite family: he was the grandson of Seneca the Elder and the nephew and pupil of Seneca the Younger.