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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:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is designed to appeal both to those interested in Roman poetry and to specialists in ancient philosophy. In it David Sedley explores Lucretius' complex relationship with Greek culture, in particular with Empedocles, whose poetry was the model for his own, with Epicurus, the source of his philosophical inspiration, and with the Greek language itself. He includes a detailed reconstruction of Epicurus' great  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Sedley, D.N.
Lucretius and the transformation of Greek wisdom.
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998
(DLC) 97035277
(OCoLC)37742251
Named Person: Titus Lucretius Carus; Theophrastus; Empedocles; Epicurus; Titus Lucretius Carus; Titus Lucretius Carus; Lucrèce; Lucrèce; Théophraste; Empédocle; Épicure; Empedocles.; Epicurus.; Titus Lucretius Carus; Theophrastus.; Lucrèce (0098?-0055 av. J.-C.).; Théophraste; Empédocle; Épicure; Titus Lucretius Carus
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D N Sedley
ISBN: 051102083X 9780511020834 9780511482380 0511482388
OCLC Number: 56206297
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 234 pages)
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 book studies the structure and origins of De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things), the great first-century BC poem by Lucretius.  Read more...

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