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Lucretius Carus, Titus

Overview
Works: 3,858 works in 12,583 publications in 18 languages and 97,603 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Didactic poetry, Latin  Didactic poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Concordances 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Performer, Illustrator, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Creator
Classifications: PA6483.E5, 871.01
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Most widely held works by Titus Lucretius Carus
Lucretius: On the nature of things ; and, The Discourses of Epictetus ; and, The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

762 editions published between 1619 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 10,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once we understand this, we free ourselves of superstitious fears, becoming as human and as godlike as we can be. The poem, then, is about the universe and how human beings ought to live in it. Epicurean physics and morality converge
Of the nature of things by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

1,878 editions published between 1486 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 9,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of the epic poem by first-century Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius that provides an examination of atomic theory, natural phenomena, free will, and religious fears and prejudices
De rerum natura = The poem on nature by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

363 editions published between 1473 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The De Rurum Natura of Lucretius (99BC-55BC) is one of the great books of the world, a lucid explanation of physical phenomena that develops into a majestic vision of the ultimate nature of the universe." "Lucretius' observations of the particularities of the world remain alive across the centuries. We follow his enquiring, scientific mind as he investigates the workings of mirror images, thunderstorms and magnetism, how we walk and what sleep is. Overarching all is Lucretius' belief in a universe of eternally recurring elements."--Back cover
On the nature of things by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

141 editions published between 1851 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This great poem stands with Virgil's Aeneid as one of the vital and enduring achievements of Latin literature ... Based on the tenets of Epicurean philosophy, On the Nature of Things asserts that matter is composed of an infinite number of small particles; that even the soul, like the body, is made up of these atoms and dissolves painlessly after death; that there is no afterlife and therefore no cause for fear; and that the universe operates without the aid or attention of gods."--Page 4 of cover
On the nature of the universe by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

83 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melville translates this poem in a style which is both accurate and poetical, and in language accessible to the modern reader. The Introduction gives full details of the little that is known of Lucretius' life and background in 1st century BCE Rome, and also of the Epicurean philosophy that was his inspiration. It also explores why the issues Lucretius' poem raises about the scientific and poetical views of the world continue to be important. The Explanatory Notes explain all references for the non-classicist, and attempt to situate Lucretius' scientific theories within the thought of his time and subsequent scientific discoveries
De rerum natura by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

51 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus) lived ca. 99-ca. 55 BC, but the details of his career are unknown. He is the author of the great didactic poew in hexameters, De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things). In six books compounded of solid reasoning, brilliant imagination, and noble poetry, he expounds the scientific theories of the Greek philosopher Epicurus, with the aim of dispelling fear of the gods and fear of death and so enabling man to attain peace of mind and happiness. In Book I he establishes the general principles of the atomic system, refutes the views of rival physicists, and proves the infinity of the universe and of its two ultimate constituents, matter and void. In Book 2 he explains atomic movement, the variety of atomic shapes, and argues that the atoms lack colour, sensation, and other secondary qualities. In Book 3 he expounds the nature and composition of mind and spirit, proves their mortality, and argues that there is nothing to fear in death. Book 4 explains the nature of sensation and thought, and ends with an impressive account of sexual love. Book 5 describes the nature and formation of our world, astronomical phenomena, the beginnings of life on earth, and the development of civilization. In Book 6 the poet explains various atmospheric and terrestrial phenomena, including thunder, lightning, earthquakes, volcanoes, the magnet, and plagues. The work is distinguished by the fervour and poetry of the author. -- jacket
Sylvæ, or, The second part of Poetical miscellanies by John Dryden( )

11 editions published between 1685 and 1980 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T. Lucretii Cari De rerum natura libri sex by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

155 editions published between 1531 and 1968 in 5 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De rerum natura V by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

31 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De rerum natura by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

33 editions published between 1929 and 1998 in 6 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucretius: The way things are ; The discourses of Epictetus ; The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius ; Plotinus: The six Enneads by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De rerum natura by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

65 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third book of Lucretius' great poem on the workings of the universe is devoted entirely to expounding the implications of Epicurus' dictum that death does not matter, 'is nothing to us'. The soul is not immortal: it no more exists after the dissolution of the body than it had done before its birth. Only if this fact is accepted can men rid themselves of irrational fears and achieve the state of ataraxia, freedom from mental disturbance, on which the Epicurean definition of pleasure was based. To present this case Lucretius deploys the full range of poetic and rhetorical registers, soberly prohibitive, artfully decorative or passionately emotive as best suits his argument, reinforcing it with vivid and compelling imagery. This new edition has been completely revised, with a considerably enlarged Commentary and a new supplementary introduction taking account of the great amount of new scholarship of the last forty years
Lucretius, his six books of Epicurean philosophy : and Manilius his five books : containing a system of the ancient astronomy and astrology : together with the philosophy of the Stoicks by Titus Lucretius Carus( )

12 editions published between 1700 and 1983 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Titi Lucretii Cari De rerum natura libri sex. Ad optimorum exemplarium fidem recensiti. Accesserunt variæ lectiones, quæ in libris mss. & eruditorum commentariis notatu digniores occurrunt by Titus Lucretius Carus( )

18 editions published between 1712 and 1713 in 3 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T. Lucreti Cari De rerum natura by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

43 editions published between 1486 and 1975 in 6 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Von der Natur der Dinge by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

39 editions published between 1784 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the nature of the universe (De rerum natura) A New verse translation, with an introd by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

5 editions published between 1962 and 1965 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De rerum natura by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

18 editions published between 1924 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LUCRETIUS (Titus Lucretius Carus) lived from c. 99-c. 55 B.C., 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). In six books compounded of solid reasoning, brilliant imagination, and noble poetry, he expounds the scientific theories of the Greek philosopher Epicurus, with the aim of dispelling fear of the gods and fear of death and so enabling man to attain peace of mind and happiness. In Book 1 he establishes the general principles of the atomic system, refutes the views of rival physicists, and proves the infinity of the universe and of its two ultimate constituents, matter and void. In Book 2 he explains atomic movement, the variety of atomic shapes, and argues that the atoms lack colour, sensation, and other secondary qualities. In Book 3 he expounds the nature and composition of mind and spirit, proves their mortality, and argues that there is nothing to fear in death. Book 4 explains the nature of sensation and thought, and ends with an impressive account of sexual love. Book 5 describes the nature and formation of our world, astronomical phenomena, the beginnings of life on earth, and the development of civilization. In Book 6 the poet explains various atmospheric and terrestrial phenomena, including thunder, lightning, earthquakes, volcanoes, the magnet, and plagues. The whole work presents the age-long problem of religion and science; and throughout the interest is maintained by the importance of the subject, and the fervour and poetry of the author
 
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De rerum natura De rerum natura
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Of the nature of thingsDe rerum natura = The poem on natureOn the nature of thingsOn the nature of the universeDe rerum naturaDe rerum natura VLucretius: The way things are ; The discourses of Epictetus ; The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius ; Plotinus: The six EnneadsDe rerum naturaDe rerum natura
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Caro Lucrezio, T. ca. v97 - v55

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Caro, Tito L.

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Caro, Tito Lucrécio

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Carus, Lucretius ca. v97 - v55

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Carus, Titus L.

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Carus, Titus Lucretius

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Lucrèce philosophe antique

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Lucreci

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لوكريتيوس

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লুক্রেতিউস

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루크레티우스

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