On the Nature of Things

On the Nature of Things

by Lucretius, W. E. Leonard
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On the Nature of Things by Lucretius

The Roman philosopher's didactic poem in 6 parts, De Rerum Natura — On the Nature of Things — theorizes that natural causes are the forces behind earthly phenomena and dismisses divine intervention. Derived from the philosophical materialism of the Greeks, Lucretius' work remains the primary source for contemporary knowledge of Epicurean thought.

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ISBN-13: 9780486149929
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 05/24/2012
Series: Dover Philosophical Classics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 776 KB

About the Author

Titus Lucretius Carus—Lucretius—was a Roman poet and philosopher (ca. 99 BC – ca. 55 BC). His only known work is an epic philosophical poem laying out the beliefs of Epicureanism, De rerum natura, translated into English as On the Nature of Things.
Frank O. Copley was a preeminent translator of Latin. His publications include Catallus: The Complete Poetry; Plautus: Menaechmi, Mostellaria, Rudens; Vergil: The Aeneid and Lucretius's On the Nature of Things.

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