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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
Written in English


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Other titlesOn the nature of things.
Statementtranslated by Cyril Bailey.
Series[Oxford library of translations]
ContributionsBailey, Cyril, 1871-1957.
The Physical Object
Pagination312 p. --
Number of Pages312
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20880942M

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Lucretius - On The Nature of Things This Wiki will contain the public domain translations of the Daniel Browne Edition, the Hugh Munro Edition, and the Cyril Bailey edition. For comparison purposes the less literal William Leonard edition in poem form is available at Perseus here. From thunder Lucretius proceeds onward to lightning. One reason for lightning is the impact of mists: “The procedure is like that when stone strikes stone or iron; for all things considered, as well, light jumps out, dissipating gleaming sparkles of fire” (Book VI, lines ; page ). Titus Lucretius Carus was a Roman poet and philosopher over years ago. "De rerum natura" ("On the Nature of Things") is his only known work. Lucretius covers concepts of Epicureanism. This reading is from "The Way Things Are: The De Rerum Natura," , translated by . Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus) lived ca. 99–ca. 55 BCE, but the details of his career are is the author of the great didactic poem in hexameters, De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things).In six books compounded of solid reasoning, brilliant imagination, and noble poetry, he expounds the scientific theories of the Greek philosopher Epicurus, with the aim of dispelling fear of.

The Nature of Things (or De Rerum Natura in the original Latin) by Lucretius is a combination of poetry, science and philosophy. The poem explores Lucretius belief about the gods, humanity, the senses, the world, and the universe, all through the philosophical framework of Epicurus.4/5. SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This page guide for “On The Nature Of Things” by Lucretius includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 6 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. The section in the middle of the first Book,5 in which Lucretius criticizes rival theories of the world, shows us how Epicurus applied his principle: some schools deny the existence of void, which makes motion impossible;6 others permit infinite division, which precludes permanence;7 some propose a fundamental matter that is unstable, for it. Lucretius - On the Nature of Things (De Rerum Natura) Books I, II, III, and Lines of Book IV Translated By Munro, H.A.J. Published by Edwards Brothers, Inc 0, Ann Arbor, MI.