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The Cambridge companion to Lucretius

Author: Stuart Gillespie; Philip R Hardie
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an accessible but thought-provoking introduction to one of the greatest of Latin poets, Lucretius. Contributors discuss Lucretius' 'De Rerum Natura' in its ancient contexts and in its reception both as a literary text and as a vehicle for progressive ideas.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Titus Lucretius Carus; Lucretius.; Lukrez.; Titus Lucretius Carus; 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 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. 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 --
pt. 2. 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 --
pt. 3. 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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