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The Cambridge companion to Lucretius

Author: Stuart Gillespie; Philip Russell Hardie
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York ; Melbourne [etc.] : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A completely accessible but thought-provoking 2007 introduction to one of the greatest of Latin poets, Lucretius.

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Genre/Form: [études diverses]
Named Person: Lucrèce (0098?-0055 av. J.-C.).; Lucrèce; Lucrèce; Lucrèce
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Gillespie; Philip Russell Hardie
ISBN: 9780521848015 0521848016 9780521612661 0521612667
OCLC Number: 494445111
Description: 1 vol. (XIV-365 p.) : ill., front., couv. ill. en coul. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction Stuart Gillespie and Philip Hardie; Part I. Antiquity: 1. Lucretius and Greek philosophy James Warren; 2. Lucretius and the Herculaneum library Dirk Obbink; 3. Lucretius and Roman politics and history Alessandro Schiesaro; 4. Lucretius and previous poetic traditions Monica Gale; 5. Lucretian architecture: the structure and argument of the De rerum natura Joseph Farrell; 6. Lucretian texture: style, metre and rhetoric in the De rerum natura E. J. Kenney; 7. Lucretius and later Latin literature in antiquity Philip Hardie; Part II. Themes: 8. Lucretius and modern science Monte Johnson and Catherine Wilson; 9. Moral and political philosophy: readings of Lucretius from Virgil to Voltaire Reid Barbour; 10. Lucretius and the sublime James Porter; 11. Religion and enlightenment in the neo-Latin reception of Lucretius Yasmin Haskell; Part III. Reception: 12. Lucretius in the middle ages Michael Reeve; 13. Lucretius in the Italian Renaissance Valentina Prosperi; 14. Lucretius in early modern France Philip Ford; 15. Lucretius in the English Renaissance Stuart Gillespie; 16. The English voices of Lucretius from John Evelyn to John Mason Good David Hopkins; 17. Lucretius in the European Enlightenment Eric Baker; 18. Lucretius in Romantic and Victorian Britain Martin Priestman; 19. Lucretius and the moderns Stuart Gillespie and Donald Mackenzie.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature.
Responsibility: edited by Stuart Gillespie,... Philip Hardie,....
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