The Nature of Things (Penguin Classics)

The Nature of Things (Penguin Classics)


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ISBN-13: 9780140447965
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/18/2007
Series: Penguin Classics Series
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 215,194
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Titus Lucretius Carus (who died c. 50 BC) was an Epicurean poet writing in the middle years of the first century BC. His six-book Latin hexameter poem De rerum natura survives virtually intact, although it is disputed whether he lived to put the finishing touches to it. As well as being a pioneering figure in the history of philosophical poetry, Lucretius has come to be our primary source of information on Epicurean physics, the official topic of his poem. 

A. E. Stallings (translator) was born in 1968. She grew up in Decatur, GA, and was educated at the University of Georgia and Oxford University in classics. Her poetry has appeared in The Best American Poetry (1994 and 2000) and has received numerous awards, including a Pushcart Prize (Pushcart Prize Anthology XXII), the 1997 Eunice Tietjens Prize from Poetry, and the third annual James Dickey Prize from Five Points.
Richard Jenkyns (introducer) is a professor of classics at the University of Oxford, a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, and the author of a number of books, including Dignity and Decadence: Some Classical Aspects of Victorian Art and Architecture and The Victorians and Ancient Greece.

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The Nature of Things Penguin Classics) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The translator has retained the essence of the author's teachings and at the same time rendered it in poetry in English. Her reaction to the original is in evidence just enough to stimulate the modern reader. Her next work is eagerly awaited.
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