De Rerum Natura: The Latin Text of Lucretius

De Rerum Natura: The Latin Text of Lucretius

by William Ellery Leonard
     
 

Titus Lucretius Carus (ca. 99–55 b.c.) is known primarily as the Roman author of the long didactic poem De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things). In it, he set out to explicate the universe, embracing and refuting ideas of the great Greek philosophers.

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Titus Lucretius Carus (ca. 99–55 b.c.) is known primarily as the Roman author of the long didactic poem De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things). In it, he set out to explicate the universe, embracing and refuting ideas of the great Greek philosophers.

            Now available in paperback, this annotated scholarly edition of the Latin text of De Rerum Natura has long been hailed as one of the finest editions of this monumental work. It features an introduction to Lucretius’s life and work by William Ellery Leonard, an introduction to and commentary on the poem by Stanley Barney Smith, the complete Latin text with detailed annotations, and an index of ancient sources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299003647
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
08/08/2008
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
896
Sales rank:
494,515
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 2.00(d)

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