On the Nature of Things: De rerum natura

On the Nature of Things: De rerum natura

by Lucretius


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On the Nature of Things: De rerum natura by Lucretius

With the passion of a true poet, Titus Lucretius Carus (ca. 99-ca. 55 B.C.E.) expounds the most coherent and eloquent system of materialism surviving from the ancient world. Lucretius discusses the motion of atoms, natural phenomena, sensation, free will, and the soul's relation to the body. As he believes death is final, Lucretius sees his teaching as a bulwark against religious fears and prejudices. 310 pp.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789187611049
Publisher: Timaios Press
Publication date: 12/14/2013
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Anthony M. Esolen is associate professor of English at Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island.

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Kenneth J. Reckford

"Esolen has the rare gift of being both a fine poet and a lover of languages. His diction is poetic and natural; he has a fine ear for sound, and the translation benefits greatly from being read aloud—as Latin poetry was meant to be. This translation is clear and forceful. It can, and will, be read."

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