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  • Author:
    M.F. Smith,Titus Lucretius Carus
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    0674992008
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    Harvard University Press; Revised edition (January 1, 1924)
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    672 pages
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Lucretius: On the Nature. By the way, if you're looking for a good verse translation to read along side this prose work, take a look at the one by A. E. Stallings.

1-6) (9780674992009) by Titus Lucretius Carus; . Book 5 describes the nature and formation of our world, astronomical phenomena, the beginnings of life on earth, and the development of civilization. The work is distinguished by the fervour and poetry of the author. Seller Inventory AAZ9780674992009.

Lucretius: On the Nature of Things (Loeb Classical Library No. 181) (Bks. 1-6). Titus Lucretius Carus. This is a must have book for any Humanist, free-thinker, scientifically oriented person. It is also for people who believe in myths, they, perhaps more than anyone -should read Lucretius too.

We have so little information about the life of Titus Lucretius Carus that it is hardly an exaggeration to say: Le biographe de Lucrèce fait figure d’un sauveteur arrivé troptard: son héros s’est abîmé dans le passé. This lack of biographical information has often been thought remarkable, even sinister.

Far from being a dry treatise on the many topics it covers, the original Latin version (entitled De Rerum Natura) was .

Far from being a dry treatise on the many topics it covers, the original Latin version (entitled De Rerum Natura) was written in the form of an extended poem in hexameter, with a beauty of style that was admired and emulated by his successors, including Ovid and Cicero. The version read here is an English verse translation written by William Ellery Leonard. and the natural history of the Earth, Lucretius repeatedly asserts throughout the work that his chief purpose is to provide the reader with a means to escape the "darkness of the mind" imposed by superstition and ignorance.

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This is a translation of Lucretius' wonderful Latin philosophic poem into English which gives English speaking readers a great chance to get acquainted with the classical Latin poetry

This is a translation of Lucretius' wonderful Latin philosophic poem into English which gives English speaking readers a great chance to get acquainted with the classical Latin poetry. successful translation that does do justice to the original.

In Book 2 he explains atomic movement, the variety of atomic shapes, and argues that the atoms lack colour, sensation, and other secondary qualities.

The Loeb Classical Library is a series of books, today published by Harvard University Press . L181 (1924) Lucretius: On the Nature of Things.

L181 (1924) Lucretius: On the Nature of Things. L182 (1924) Strabo: Volume III: Geography: Books VI and VII. L183 (1925) Xenophon: Hiero.

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Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus) lived ca. 99ca. 55 BCE, but the details of his career are unknown. He is the author of the great didactic poem in hexameters, De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things). In six books compounded of solid reasoning, brilliant imagination, and noble poetry, he expounds the scientific theories of the Greek philosopher Epicurus, with the aim of dispelling fear of the gods and fear of death and so enabling man to attain peace of mind and happiness.

In Book 1 he establishes the general principles of the atomic system, refutes the views of rival physicists, and proves the infinity of the universe and of its two ultimate constituents, matter and void. In Book 2 he explains atomic movement, the variety of atomic shapes, and argues that the atoms lack colour, sensation, and other secondary qualities. In Book 3 he expounds the nature and composition of mind and spirit, proves their mortality, and argues that there is nothing to fear in death. Book 4 explains the nature of sensation and thought, and ends with an impressive account of sexual love. Book 5 describes the nature and formation of our world, astronomical phenomena, the beginnings of life on earth, and the development of civilization. In Book 6 the poet explains various atmospheric and terrestrial phenomena, including thunder, lightning, earthquakes, volcanoes, the magnet, and plagues.

The work is distinguished by the fervour and poetry of the author.


Delagamand
Lucretius's On the Nature of Things is not easy Latin. If Livy is easy and Horace is hard, then Lucretius is much closer to Horace in difficulty. So, if you know a little Latin, but you're not really great at it, this compact volume with the Latin on the left-hand page and the English on the right, is the book for you. The introduction is excellent. Of course, there's no poetry in the English, but if you're after a basic understanding of Lucretius views, the prose if fine. Lucretius is brilliant - no one is going to dispute that - but, like St. Autustine who is also brilliant, we need not agree with his views in order to enjoy his work. By the way, if you're looking for a good verse translation to read along side this prose work, take a look at the one by A. E. Stallings. She's a poet as well as a deft translator.
Reemiel
I don't use a title like that lightly -- I actually mean it. I am a writer, a thinker, and a passionate, life-long reader.
And if I had to choose one book to read for the rest of my life, this would be it.
It never gets old, and I never stop learning from it, or marvelling at the beauty of the poetry.
Definitely one of the best things ever written.
If you don't know it, order it right away, and read it.
Kerahuginn
This is an acceptable, if not archaic translation. However, in my copy, pages 1-29 are in order, but then the next pages are a reprint of pages 20 and 21. Then the book skips to page 34. I need this for a class, and this is wildly unhelpful. The next part has several of the pages that were missing placed later. This is hard to read and agitating. Please consider this before buying this book.
Uris
If you are going to study Lucretius then you need the Latin and the translation on facing pages - Loeb does it.
Umge
Incredible insight by an ancient who freed himself from religious superstition.
Tygrarad
If you want to get the tone of poetry in the 1st century, you might be disappointed. The translation is straightforward prose. Nonetheless, I was not interested in poetry, but the philosophy and the concepts of morality regarding religion, god, etc. I was not disappointed. I believe you will appreciate this work if your cup of tea is philosophy, rather than poetry.
Helo
It's a Loeb Classical edition! What more can one say? The text is authentic, and the translation excellent. A basic text for Lucretius lovers.
Book in excellent condition, translation a translation, Latin text clear and easy to comprehend. Excellent addition to either a classicist's or non-classicist's library.