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The Cambridge companion to Lucretius

Author: Stuart Gillespie; Philip R Hardie
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007 ©2007
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Lucretius' didactic poem De rerum natura ('On the Nature of Things') is an impassioned and visionary presentation of the materialist philosophy of Epicurus, and one of the most powerful poetic texts of antiquity. After its rediscovery in 1417 it became a controversial and seminal work in successive phases of literary history, the history of science, and the Enlightenment. In this Cambridge Companion experts in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Kongress
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Titus Lucretius Carus; Titus Lucretius Carus; Lucretius.; Lukrez.; Titus Lucretius Carus
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Gillespie; Philip R Hardie
ISBN: 9780521848015 0521848016 9780521612661 0521612667
OCLC Number: 154682247
Description: xiv, 365 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. Antiquity. Lucretius and Greek philosophy / James Warren ; Lucretius and the Herculaneum library / Dirk Obbink ; Lucretius and Roman politics and history / Alessandro Schiesaro ; Lucretius and previous poetic traditions / Monica Gale ; Lucretian architecture : the structure and argument of the De rerum natura / Joseph Farrell ; Lucretian texture : style, metre and rhetoric in the De rerum natura / E.J. Kenney ; Lucretius and later Latin literature in antiquity / Philip Hardie --
Part II. Themes. Lucretius and the history of science / Monte Johnson and Catherine Wilson ; Moral and political philosophy : reading of Lucretius from Virgil to Voltaire / Reid Barbour ; Lucretius and the sublime / James I. Porter ; Religion and enlightenment in the neo-Latin reception of Lucretius / Yasmin Haskell --
Part III. Reception. Lucretius in the Middle Ages and early Renaissance : transmission and scholarship / Michael Reeve ; Lucretius in the Italian Renaissance / Valentina Prosperi ; Lucretius in early modern France / Philip Ford ; Lucretius in the English Renaissance / Stuart Gillespie ; The English voices of Lucretius from Lucy Hutchinson to John Mason Good / David Hopkins ; Lucretius in the European Enlightenment / Eric Baker ; Lucretius in Romantic and Victorian Britain / Martin Priestman ; Lucretius and the moderns / Stuart Gillespie and Donald Mackenzie.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature.
Other Titles: Companion to Lucretius
Responsibility: edited by Stuart Gillespie, Philip Hardie.
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A completely accessible but thought-provoking 2007 introduction to one of the greatest of Latin poets, Lucretius.  Read more...

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