Lucretius On The Nature Of Things

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Lucretius was born c. 99 BC, and On the Nature of Things is his only surviving work. His aim was to free the Roman world from its two great terrors-the gods and death. Lucretius argues that the gods are not actively involved in life, so need not be appeased; and that death is the end of everything human-body and soul-and therefore should not be feared.

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"On the Nature of Things" is the only known surviving book of Lucretius, the Roman philosopher poet or poet philosopher of the first century. This surviving didactic philosophical treatise, influenced by the philosophy of Epicurus, is an artistic work of

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On the nature of things - lucretius carus, titus/ leonard, william ellery (trn)/ bailey, cyril (int)

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Brief Introduction De rerum natura (On the Nature of Things) is a first-century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius (c. 99 BC - c. 55 BC) with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience. The poem, written in s

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A first-century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius. Of the Nature of Things - De Rerum Natura - Titus Lucretius Carus A metrical translation by William Ellery Leonard De rerum natura (On the Nature of Things) is a first-century B

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Titus Lucretius Carus (ca. 99 Bi ca. 55 Be was a Roman poet and philosopher. His only known work is the epic philosophical poem on Epicureanism De Rerum Natura, On the Nature of Things.

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the

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Titus Lucretius Carus was probably born in the early first century B.C, and died in the year 55. Little is known of his life, although two tantalizing bits of gossip were passed on by St. Jerome: that he was poisoned by a madness-inducing aphrodisiac

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In a fresh interpretation of Lucretius's "On the Nature of Things," Charles Segal reveals this great poetical account of Epicurean philosophy as an important and profound document for the history of Western attitudes toward death. He shows that thi

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Lucretius' didactic poem De rerum natura ('On the Nature of Things') is an impassioned and visionary presentation of the materialist philosophy of Epicurus, and one of the most powerful poetic texts of antiquity. After its rediscovery in 1417 it became a controversial and seminal work in successive phases of literary history, the history of science, and the Enlightenment.

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Virgil's agricultural poem, the Georgics, forms part of a long tradition of didactic epic going back to the archaic poet Hesiod. This book explores the relationship between the Georgics and earlier works in the didactic tradition, particularly Lucretius'

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Lucretius' didactic poem On the Nature of Things is one of the great works of Latin literature, and Lachmann's edition of the work from 1850 is often considered the beginning of modern textual criticism. The poem is divided into six books and leans heavil

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Lucretius and Shakespeare on the Nature of Things maps large, new vistas for understanding the relationship between De rerum natura and Shakespeare;s works. In chapters on six important plays across the canon (King Lear, Macbeth, Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest, and A Midsummer Night;s Dream), it demonstrates that Shakespeare articulates his erotics of being, his "great creating nature" (The Winter;s Tale), by drawing on imagery he learned from Ovid and other classical poets, but especially from Lucretius, in his powerful epic that celebrates Venus and her endless creativity.

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Lucretius;s long shadow falls across the disciplines of literary history and criticism, philosophy, religious studies, classics, political philosophy, and the history of science. The best recent example is Stephen Greenblatt;s popular account of the Roman poet;s De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things) rediscovery by Poggio Bracciolini, and of its reception in early modernity, winner of both a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award.

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Lucretius as Theorist of Political Life is an interpretation of Lucretius' poem On the Nature of Things as a defense of philosophy given the irremediable tension between the competing claims of the philosophic and political life. The central issue is the n

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