- Author:M.F. Smith,Titus Lucretius Carus
- Publisher:Harvard University Press; Revised edition (January 1, 1924)
- Pages: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.
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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.