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The Cambridge Companion to Lucretius (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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ISBN 10: 0521612667 / ISBN 13: 9780521612661
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2007. 1st Edition. Paperback. A completely accessible but thought-provoking 2007 introduction to one of the greatest of Latin poets, Lucretius. Editor(s): Gillespie, Stuart; Hardie, Philip. Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature. Num Pages: 384 pages, 15 b/w illus. BIC Classification: 2ADL; DSBB; DSC. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 228 x 153 x 22. Weight in Grams: 556. Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature. 384 pages, 15 b/w illus. Editor(s): Gillespie, Stuart; Hardie, Philip. A completely accessible but thought-provoking 2007 introduction to one of the greatest of Latin poets, Lucretius. Cateogry: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). BIC Classification: 2ADL; DSBB; DSC. Dimension: 228 x 153 x 22. Weight: 512. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780521612661

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Title: The Cambridge Companion to Lucretius (...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Binding: Soft cover

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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. In this 2007 Cambridge Companion experts in the history of literature, philosophy and science discuss the poem in its ancient contexts and in its reception both as a literary text and as a vehicle for progressive ideas. The Companion is designed both as an accessible handbook for the general reader who wishes to learn about Lucretius, and as a series of stimulating essays for students of classical antiquity and its reception. It is completely accessible to the reader who has only read Lucretius in translation.

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This 2007 Companion is both an introduction to, and a series of thought-provoking essays on, one of the greatest of Latin poets, Lucretius. It gives equal space to Lucretius' ancient contexts and to his post-classical reception and is completely accessible to the reader who has only read Lucretius in translation.

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