Titus Lucretius Carus (ca. 99–55 B. C.) is understood essentially because the Roman writer of the lengthy didactic poem De Rerum Natura (On the character of Things). In it, he got down to explicate the universe, embracing and refuting principles of the good Greek philosophers.
Now to be had in paperback, this annotated scholarly variation of the Latin textual content of De Rerum Natura has lengthy been hailed as one of many best variations of this enormous paintings. It gains an creation to Lucretius’s existence and paintings via William Ellery Leonard, an advent to and statement at the poem by means of Stanley Barney Smith, the full Latin textual content with targeted annotations, and an index of historical sources.
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