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Lucretius on the nature of things

Titus Lucretius Carus

Lucretius on the nature of things

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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Translation of De rerum natura.

Other titlesOn the nature of things.
Statementtranslated by Cyril Bailey.
ContributionsBailey, Cyril, 1871-1957, tr.
The Physical Object
Pagination312 p.
Number of Pages312
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23235256M


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The section in the middle of the first Book,5 in which Lucretius criticizes rival theories of the world, shows us how Epicurus applied his principle: some schools deny the existence of void, which makes motion impossible;6 others permit infinite division, which precludes permanence;7 some propose a fundamental matter that is unstable, for it.

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Lucretius' poem On the Nature of Things combines a scientific and philosophical treatise with some of the greatest poetry ever written. With intense moral fervour he demonstrates to humanity that in death there is nothing to fear since the soul is mortal, and the world and everything in it is governed by the mechanical laws of nature and not by.

LUCRETIUS: On the Nature of the Universe (Book 4) Throughout the first three books of On the Nature of the Universe Lucretius walks a thin line between philosophy, science and poetry.

In Book 4 he sets out to prove once again that the universe is composed only of physical bits of matter called atoms and that gods did not create the cosmos nor. Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus) lived ca. 99–ca. 55 BCE, but the details of his career are unknown. He is the author of the great didactic poem in hexameters, De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things).

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Death is Nothing to Us- Why Our Alumni Want to Read Lucretius: Dr. Steve Baldner at. Lucretius, On the Nature of Things, Book I In the time when people felt the weight of religion, wallowing upon the ground and (a ghastly spectacle) heaven scowled down upon them and showed no mercy, a Greek man was the first to raise his eyes, daring to make a stand against it.

Lucretius' poem On the Nature of Things combines a scientific and philosophical treatise with some of the greatest poetry ever written. With intense moral fervour he demonstrates to humanity that in death there is nothing to fear since the soul is mortal, and the world and everything in it is governed by the mechanical laws of nature and not by gods; and that by believing this men can live in.

Lucretius - On the Nature of Things - Book 1 Great Books of the Western Tradition. On the Nature of Things: Book 3 (57 BC) by Lucretius - Duration: Jade Vine views. Book I Summary Lucretius begins his poem with a prayer to Venus, the Roman goddess of love, whose reproductive powers allow everything in nature to flourish.

He asks her to bring charm to his words that will help them to endure. Lucretius also tells us in this prayer that he is writing this work for [ ]. In The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, Greenblatt makes the impassioned plea to read On the Nature of Things by the Roman poet Lucretius, not by singing its merits but by telling us the story.

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The Nature of Things is actually addressed to Memmius, just as the poet Lucan addressed his book on the Civil War between Pompey and Caesar, the Pharsalia, to the Roman emperor Nero a century later. Lucretius' proem in six books is in essence a comprehensive sermon whose message is basically how every man, and especially Memmius, should live Cited by: The Project Gutenberg EBook of Of The Nature of Things, by [Titus Lucretius Carus] Lucretius This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.

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Epicurus taught that the world could be understood by reason and that religion only arouses unnecessary fear. Lucretius denounced popular beliefs in. Lucretius - On The Nature Of Things (book 5) Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item.

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