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- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 8.99
`Therefore this terror and darkness of the mind Not by the sun's rays, nor the bright shafts of day, Must be dispersed, as is most necessary, But by the face of nature and her laws.' Lucretius' poem On the Nature of the Universe combines a scientific and philosophical treatise with some of the greatest poetry ever written. With intense... more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2015; US$ 137.39
Menander (342/341?293/292 v. Chr.) ist der bedeutendste Dichter der Neuen Komödie. Gemeinsam mit dem Philosophen Epikur war er Ephebe in Athen; er studierte bei Theophrast und war mit Demetrios von Phaleron befreundet. Von seinen über 100 Komödien sind die Titel von 96 Stücken überliefert. Der Chor spielt nur noch eine Nebenrolle mit musikalischen... more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
De Rerum Natura is a first century BC epic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience. The poem, written in dactylic hexameter, is divided into six books, and concentrates heavily on Epicurean physics. It deals with the principles of atomism; the nature of the mind and soul;... more...
- BRILL 2008; US$ 132.00
Based on the understanding of the term rhetoric that transcends the notion of literary genre, this book offers new answers to the questions of the provenance and the role of the main rhetorical strategies in Lucretius? De rerum natura. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 45.00
With The Lucretian Renaissance , Gerard Passannante offers a radical rethinking of a familiar narrative: the rise of materialism in early modern Europe. Passannante begins by taking up the ancient philosophical notion that the world is composed of two fundamental opposites: atoms, as the philosopher Epicurus theorized, intrinsically unchangeable... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2001; US$ 14.50
Martin Ferguson Smith's work on Lucretius is both well known and highly regarded. However, his 1969 translation of De Rerum Natura long out of printis virtually unknown. Readers will share our excitement in the discovery of this accurate and fluent prose rendering. For this edition, Professor Smith provides a revised translation, new... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 74.99
A collection of important scholarly articles on the Roman poet Lucretius, whose philosophical epic, the De Rerum Natura or On the Nature of the Universe (c.55 BC), seeks to convince its readers of the validity of the rationalist theories of Epicurus. An Introduction contextualizes the essays, and all Greek and Latin is translated. - ;This book gathers... more...