On the Nature of Things: de Rerum Natura


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Titus Lucretius Carus was probably born in the early first century B.C., and he died in the year 55. Writing in the waning days of the Roman Republic - as Rome's politics grew individualistic and treacherous, its high-life wanton, its piety introspective and morbid - Lucretius sets forth a rational and materialistic view of the world which offers a retreat into a quiet community of wisdom and friendship. Even to modern readers, the sweep of Lucretius's observations is remarkable. A careful observer of nature, he writes with ...

On the Nature of Things: de Rerum Natura 1995, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801850547