Lucretius and the Transformation of Greek Wisdom.

By: Sedley, David NMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1998Description: 1 online resource (254 p.)ISBN: 9780511053603Subject(s): Didactic poetry, Latin | Latin poetry | Latin poetry - Greek influences | Lucretius Carus, Titus | Philosophy, Ancient, in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Lucretius and the Transformation of Greek WisdomDDC classification: 187 LOC classification: PA6484 .S43 1998ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 The Empedoclean opening; CHAPTER 2 Two languages, two worlds; CHAPTER 3 Lucretius the fundamentalist; CHAPTER 4 Epicurus, On nature; CHAPTER 5 Lucretius'' plan and its execution; CHAPTER 6 The imprint of Theophrastus; CHAPTER 7 The transformation of book I; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index locorum; General index; Index of modern scholars
Summary: 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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Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 The Empedoclean opening; CHAPTER 2 Two languages, two worlds; CHAPTER 3 Lucretius the fundamentalist; CHAPTER 4 Epicurus, On nature; CHAPTER 5 Lucretius'' plan and its execution; CHAPTER 6 The imprint of Theophrastus; CHAPTER 7 The transformation of book I; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index locorum; General index; Index of modern scholars

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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