The Nature of Things by Lucretius

The Nature of Things by Lucretius

by Lucretius
     
 
THE NATURE OF THINGS (De Rerum Natura) is the only extant work by Roman Epicurean poet and philosopher Lucretius. The poem explores notions of Epicurean physics, including the idea of Atomism, the basis for modern atomic theory. Lucretius' work influenced later poets, including Virgil and Horace.

Overview

THE NATURE OF THINGS (De Rerum Natura) is the only extant work by Roman Epicurean poet and philosopher Lucretius. The poem explores notions of Epicurean physics, including the idea of Atomism, the basis for modern atomic theory. Lucretius' work influenced later poets, including Virgil and Horace.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014539715
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
04/24/2012
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,096,558
File size:
434 KB

Meet the Author

Titus Lucretius Carus (c. 99 - 55 B.C.) was a Roman Epicurean poet and philosopher. Little is known of his life for certain. Jerome reported that Lucretius was driven mad by a love philtre and composed his poetry in his few lucid moments, only to eventually committ suicide. Modern scholars have increasingly questioned this account of Lucretius' life.

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