Lucretius - Poem on Nature: De Rerum Natura

Lucretius - Poem on Nature: De Rerum Natura

by Lucretius, C. H. Sisson
     
 

This famous cross between poetry and philosophy follows Lucretius' enquiring, scientific mind as he investigates the workings of mirror images, thunderstorms and magnetism, and the significance of sleep. The poem's power lies in the tension between the brief, sensuous richness of life and Lucretius' overarching belief in an empty universe of eternally recurring

Overview

This famous cross between poetry and philosophy follows Lucretius' enquiring, scientific mind as he investigates the workings of mirror images, thunderstorms and magnetism, and the significance of sleep. The poem's power lies in the tension between the brief, sensuous richness of life and Lucretius' overarching belief in an empty universe of eternally recurring elements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857547238
Publisher:
Carcanet Press, Limited
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Lucretius was a Roman poet and philosopher. C. H. Sisson was a novelist, essayist, and polemicist.

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