On the Nature of the Universe (Oxford World's Classics)

3.97 avg rating
( 10,705 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780198150978: On the Nature of the Universe (Oxford World's Classics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Lucretius' poem On the Nature of the Universe combines a scientific and philosophical treatise with some of the greatest poetry ever written. With intense moral fervour he demonstrates to humanity that in death there is nothing to fear since the soul is mortal, and the world and everything in it is governed by the mechanical laws of nature and not by gods; and that by believing this men can live in peace of mind and happiness. He bases this on the atomic theory expounded by the Greek philosopher Epicurus, and continues with an examination of sensation, sex, cosmology, meteorology, and geology, all of these subjects made more attractive by the poetry with which he illustrates them. Melville translates this poem in a style which is both accurate and poetical, and in language accessible to the modern reader. The Introduction gives full details of the little that is known of Lucretius' life and background in 1st century BCE Rome, and also of the Epicurean philosophy that was his inspiration. It also explores why the issues Lucretius' poem raises about the scientific and poetical views of the world continue to be important. The Explanatory Notes explain all references for the non-classicist, and attempt to situate Lucretius' scientific theories within the thought of his time and subsequent scientific discoveries.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780199555147: On the Nature of the Universe (Oxford World's Classics)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0199555141 ISBN 13:  9780199555147
Publisher: OUP Oxford, 2008
Softcover

9780192817617: On the Nature of the Universe (Oxford World's Classics)

Oxford..., 1999
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Lucretius
Published by Brand: Oxford University Press, USA (1998)
ISBN 10: 0198150970 ISBN 13: 9780198150978
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Brand: Oxford University Press, USA, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 0198150970_abe_bn

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
151.41
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Lucretius
Published by Oxford University Press (2019)
ISBN 10: 0198150970 ISBN 13: 9780198150978
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Print on Demand
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2019. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # VIB0198150970

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
179.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Titus Lucretius Carus
Published by Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (1999)
ISBN 10: 0198150970 ISBN 13: 9780198150978
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 1999. Hardback. Condition: New. Revised ed. Language: English. Brand new Book. Lucretius' poem On the Nature of the Universe combines a scientific and philosophical treatise with some of the greatest poetry ever written. With intense moral fervour he demonstrates to humanity that in death there is nothing to fear since the soul is mortal, and the world and everything in it is governed by the mechanical laws of nature and not by gods; and that by believing this men can live in peace of mind and happiness. He bases this on the atomictheory expounded by the Greek philosopher Epicurus, and continues with an examination of sensation, sex, cosmology, meteorology, and geology, all of these subjects made more attractive by the poetry with which he illustrates them. Melville translates this poem in a style which is both accurate and poetical,and in language accessible to the modern reader.The Introduction gives full details of the little that is known of Lucretius' life and background in 1st century BCE Rome, and also of the Epicurean philosophy that was his inspiration. It also explores why the issues Lucretius' poem raises about the scientific and poetical views of the world continue to be important. The Explanatory Notes explain all references for the non-classicist, and attempt to situate Lucretius' scientific theories within the thought of his time and subsequentscientific discoveries. Seller Inventory # LHB9780198150978

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
182.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Lucretius Carus, Titus
Published by OUP Oxford (2017)
ISBN 10: 0198150970 ISBN 13: 9780198150978
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)

Book Description OUP Oxford, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2017; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780198150978_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
182.40
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Lucretius
Published by Clarendon Press (1997)
ISBN 10: 0198150970 ISBN 13: 9780198150978
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Clarendon Press, 1997. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780198150978

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
195.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Lucretius
Published by Clarendon Press (1997)
ISBN 10: 0198150970 ISBN 13: 9780198150978
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Clarendon Press, 1997. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780198150978

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
217.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Titus Lucretius Carus
Published by Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (1999)
ISBN 10: 0198150970 ISBN 13: 9780198150978
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 1999. Hardback. Condition: New. Revised ed. Language: English. Brand new Book. Lucretius' poem On the Nature of the Universe combines a scientific and philosophical treatise with some of the greatest poetry ever written. With intense moral fervour he demonstrates to humanity that in death there is nothing to fear since the soul is mortal, and the world and everything in it is governed by the mechanical laws of nature and not by gods; and that by believing this men can live in peace of mind and happiness. He bases this on the atomictheory expounded by the Greek philosopher Epicurus, and continues with an examination of sensation, sex, cosmology, meteorology, and geology, all of these subjects made more attractive by the poetry with which he illustrates them. Melville translates this poem in a style which is both accurate and poetical,and in language accessible to the modern reader.The Introduction gives full details of the little that is known of Lucretius' life and background in 1st century BCE Rome, and also of the Epicurean philosophy that was his inspiration. It also explores why the issues Lucretius' poem raises about the scientific and poetical views of the world continue to be important. The Explanatory Notes explain all references for the non-classicist, and attempt to situate Lucretius' scientific theories within the thought of his time and subsequentscientific discoveries. Seller Inventory # APC9780198150978

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
231.84
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Lucretius,
ISBN 10: 0198150970 ISBN 13: 9780198150978
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Scrinium Classical Antiquity
(Aalten, Netherlands)

Book Description Condition: New. Clarendon Press, 1997. 312p. Hardback. Series: Oxford World's Classics. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # 49386

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
215.86
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 19.28
From Netherlands to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Titus Lucretius Carus
Published by Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (1999)
ISBN 10: 0198150970 ISBN 13: 9780198150978
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 1999. Hardback. Condition: New. Revised ed. Language: English. Brand new Book. Lucretius' poem On the Nature of the Universe combines a scientific and philosophical treatise with some of the greatest poetry ever written. With intense moral fervour he demonstrates to humanity that in death there is nothing to fear since the soul is mortal, and the world and everything in it is governed by the mechanical laws of nature and not by gods; and that by believing this men can live in peace of mind and happiness. He bases this on the atomictheory expounded by the Greek philosopher Epicurus, and continues with an examination of sensation, sex, cosmology, meteorology, and geology, all of these subjects made more attractive by the poetry with which he illustrates them. Melville translates this poem in a style which is both accurate and poetical,and in language accessible to the modern reader.The Introduction gives full details of the little that is known of Lucretius' life and background in 1st century BCE Rome, and also of the Epicurean philosophy that was his inspiration. It also explores why the issues Lucretius' poem raises about the scientific and poetical views of the world continue to be important. The Explanatory Notes explain all references for the non-classicist, and attempt to situate Lucretius' scientific theories within the thought of his time and subsequentscientific discoveries. Seller Inventory # APC9780198150978

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
237.37
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Lucretius
Published by Oxford University Press (1998)
ISBN 10: 0198150970 ISBN 13: 9780198150978
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
California Spanish Books
(MIAMI, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Oxford University Press, 1998. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # I-9780198150978

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
268.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.55
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book