An edition of On the Nature of the Universe (1486)

On the nature of the universe

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An edition of On the Nature of the Universe (1486)

On the nature of the universe

  • 3.77 ·
  • 13 Ratings
  • 290 Want to read
  • 24 Currently reading
  • 18 Have read

This is regarded as a seminal text of Epicurean science and philosophy. Epicurians discarded both the idea of immortality and the superstitious worship of wilful gods for a life of serene contentment in the available pleasures of nature. Lucretius (c100-c55BC), in elucidating this belief, steers the reader through an extraordinary breadth of subject matter, ranging from the indestructibility of atoms and the discovery of fire to the folly of romantic love and the phenomena of clouds and rainstorms.

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English
Pages
275

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Cover of: On the nature of the universe
On the nature of the universe
2008, Oxford University Press
in English
Cover of: T. Lucreti Cari De rerum natura libri sex
Cover of: On the nature of the universe
Cover of: On the nature of things
Cover of: Of the nature of things
Of the nature of things
1935, J.M. Dent & Sons, ltd., E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
in English
Cover of: Of the nature of things
Of the nature of things: a metrical translation
1916, J. M. Dent & sons, limited, E. P. Dutton & co.
Cover of: De rerum natura libri sex.
Cover of: T. Lucretii Cari De rerum natura libri sex
T. Lucretii Cari De rerum natura libri sex
1828, Sumptibus et Typis B. G. Teubneri
Microform in Latin
Cover of: T. Lucretii Cari De rerum natura libri sex
Cover of: The nature of things
The nature of things: a didactic poem.
1805, Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme
in English

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Edition Notes

This ed. of this translation originally published: 1997.

Includes bibliographical references.

Translated from the Latin.

Published in
Oxford, New York
Series
Oxford world's classics
Genre
Translations into English, Poetry

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
187
Library of Congress
PA6483.E5 M45 2008, PA6482

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxxviii, 275 p. ;
Number of pages
275

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23212394M
Internet Archive
onnatureofuniver0000lucr_s2n2
ISBN 13
9780199555147
LCCN
2008482134
OCLC/WorldCat
319247378
Library Thing
154820
Goodreads
5509106

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