On the Nature of the Universe

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A modern prose translation of Lucretius' work appealing to a disillusioned age to take comfort from the sanity of science. Bibliogs.

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Titus Lucretius Carus (who died c.50 BC) was an Epicurean poet writing in the middle years of the first century BC. His six-book Latin hexameter poem De rerum natura survives virtually intact, although it is disputed whether he lived to put the finishing touches to it. As well as being a pioneering figure in the history of philosophical poetry, Lucretius has come to be our primary source of information on Epicurean physics, the official topic of his poem.

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Lucretius
Published by Penguin Classics (1951)
ISBN 10: 0140440186 ISBN 13: 9780140440188
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