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Lucretius and the transformation of Greek wisdom

Author: D N Sedley
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book studies the structure and origins of De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things), the great first-century BC poem by Lucretius.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Titus Lucretius Carus; Theophrastus; Empedocles; Epicurus; Theophrastus; Empedocles; Lucrèce.; Lucrèce; Théophraste; Empédocle; Épicure; Titus Lucretius Carus; Titus Lucretius Carus; Titus Lucretius Carus; Lucrèce (0098?-0055 av. J.-C.).; Théophraste; Empédocle; Épicure; Empedocles.; Epicurus.; Titus Lucretius Carus; Theophrastus.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D N Sedley
ISBN: 0521570328 9780521570329
OCLC Number: 37742251
Description: xviii, 234 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Empedoclean opening --
2. Two languages, two worlds --
3. Lucretius the fundamentalist --
4. Epicurus, On nature --
5. Lucretius' plan and its execution --
6. The imprint of Theophrastus --
7. The transformation of book I.
Responsibility: David Sedley.
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'[this] may be recommended unreservedly as a major contribution to the understanding of Lucretius' poetics, [and] must become required reading for all students of Lucretius ... [It is] one of the Read more...

 
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