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.
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Anthony M. Esolen is associate professor of English at Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island.
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"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 aloudas Latin poetry was meant to be. This translation is clear and forceful. It can, and will, be read."