Lucretius: Poet and Epicurean

Lucretius: Poet and Epicurean

by Philip de May
     
 

An exciting series that provides students with direct access to the ancient world by offering new translations of extracts from its key texts. What is the world made of? How can we be happy? What happens after death? Drawing on the philosophical teachings of Epicurus, Lucretius seeks to answer these and other big questions in his masterful poem 'On the nature of

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An exciting series that provides students with direct access to the ancient world by offering new translations of extracts from its key texts. What is the world made of? How can we be happy? What happens after death? Drawing on the philosophical teachings of Epicurus, Lucretius seeks to answer these and other big questions in his masterful poem 'On the nature of things'. This book offers a selection of key passages from the poem. In addition it gives students insight into its artistic inventiveness, provides a cultural and historical frame of reference, and offers access to the Epicurean philosophy underlying the poem.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521721561
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2009
Series:
Greece and Rome: Texts and Contexts Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
779,597
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

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