Reading Lucretius in the Renaissance

Reading Lucretius in the Renaissance

by Ada Palmer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674725577
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 10/13/2014
Series: I Tatti Studies in Italian Renaissance History Series , #16
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 1,008,832
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Ada Palmer is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Chicago.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures|vii


1 Religion Trampled Underfoot: Epicurus, Atomism, and Skepticism in the Renaissance 1

2 Unchristian Opinion: Lucretius's First Renaissance Readers 43

3 Between Fits of Madness: Ancient References and Proto-Biographies 97

4 The Lofty Madness of Wise Lucretius: The Renaissance Biographies 140

5 The Poverty of the Language: The Lucretian Print Tradition 192

Conclusion: Deceived but Not Betrayed 233

Appendix A Lucretius Manuscripts 243

Appendix B Capitula 250

Appendix C Lucretius Editions 258

Notes 265

Bibliography 335

Acknowledgments 355

Index 359

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fascinating ideas about the recursive relationships between texts and their readers and perpetuators