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.
The Nature of Things by Lucretiusby Lucretius
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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.
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