On The Nature Of Things
Paperback. Pub Date: 09 2011 Pages: 177 Publisher: WW Norton & Co. This great poem stands with Virgil's Aeneid as one of Latin literature of the Vital and enduring ACHIEVEMENTS Lost for more than a thousand years of its return to circulation in 1417 changed the course of human thought forever. reintroducing dangerous ideas about the nature and meaning of existence.
Martin Ferguson Smith's work on Lucretius is both well known and highly regarded. However, his 1969 translation of De Rerum Natura --long out of print--is virtually unknown. Readers will share our excitement in the discovery of this accurate and fluent prose rendering., For this edition, Professor Smith provides a revised translation, new Introduction, headnotes and bibliography.
Lucretius lived ca. 99 ca. 55 BCE, but the details of his career are unknown., In his didactic poem De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things) he expounds Epicurean philosophy so as to dispel fear of the gods and death, and promote spiritual tranquility.