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Lucretius De rerum natura IV

Author: Titus Lucretius Carus; John Godwin
Publisher: Oxford : Oxbow Books, 2008.
Series: Classical texts.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Book IV of Lucretius' great philosophical poem deals mainly with the psychology of sensation and thought. The heart of this book is a new text, incorporating the latest scholarship on the text of Lucretius, with a clear prose facing translation. The commentary concentrates on the thought of the text (relating it to other philosophers beside Epicurus) and the poetry of the Latin, placing the text in relation to Roman  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Poetry
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 87172196
(OCoLC)17476931
Named Person: Titus Lucretius Carus
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Titus Lucretius Carus; John Godwin
ISBN: 9781800346550 1800346557
OCLC Number: 1153938171
Language Note: Parallel Latin text and English translation.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover --
Title Page --
Copyright Page --
Contents --
Preface --
Bibliography & Abbreviations --
Introduction --
Lucretius: Poet and Philosopher --
The Structure of Book IV --
The Transmission of the Text --
Notes to Introduction --
De Rerum Natura IV --
Text and Translation --
Commentary
Series Title: Classical texts.
Other Titles: De rerum natura IV
Responsibility: with an introduction, translation and commentary by John Godwin.

Abstract:

Book IV of Lucretius' great philosophical poem deals mainly with the psychology of sensation and thought. The heart of this book is a new text, incorporating the latest scholarship on the text of Lucretius, with a clear prose facing translation. The commentary concentrates on the thought of the text (relating it to other philosophers beside Epicurus) and the poetry of the Latin, placing the text in relation to Roman literature in general, and attempting to demonstrate the poetic genius of Lucretius. The introduction deals with the didactic tradition in ancient literature and Lucretius' place i.

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