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The Swerve : How the World Became Modern

Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, London. 2012, ©2011 ;
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the impact that the translation of "On the Nature of Things" by Roman philosopher Lucretius had on history, inspiring artists, great thinkers, and scientists of the fifteenth century and fueling the beginning of the Renaissance.
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Named Person: Titus Lucretius Carus; Titus Lucretius Carus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Greenblatt
ISBN: 9780393343403 0393343405
OCLC Number: 1014048374
Description: 356 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The book hunter --
The moment of discovery --
In search of Lucretius --
The teeth of time --
Birth and rebirth --
In the lie factory --
A pit to catch foxes --
The way things are --
The return --
Swerves --
Afterlives.
Responsibility: Stephen Greenblatt.

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Describes the impact that the translation of "On the Nature of Things" by Roman philosopher Lucretius had on history, inspiring artists, great thinkers, and scientists of the fifteenth century and fueling the beginning of the Renaissance.

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