The Nature of Things - Lucretius & A. E. Stallings

The Nature of Things

By Lucretius & A. E. Stallings

  • Release Date: 2007-07-26
  • Genre: Poetry

Description

Lucretius' poem On the Nature of Things combines a scientific and philosophical treatise with some of the greatest poetry ever written. With intense moral fervour he demonstrates to humanity that in death there is nothing to fear since the soul is mortal, and the world and everything in it is governed by the mechanical laws of nature and not by gods; and that by believing this men can live in peace of mind and happiness. He bases this on the atomic theory expounded by the Greek philosopher Epicurus, and continues with an examination of sensation, sex, cosmology, meteorology, and geology, all of these subjects made more attractive by the poetry with which he illustrates them.

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  • Sampe size is insufficient.

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    By CareyTerry
    There are many copies of this book available through iBooks. I am looking at them all in squence to find a palatable script. In this, the sample only contains the intriduction, and none of the actual text of the translation. Please expand the sample of these types of works to include at least a page or two of the actual lines of the principle text.

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