De rervm natvra: libri sex

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1942 - Poetry - 886 pages
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Titus Lucretius Carus (ca. 99-55 B. C.) is known primarily as the Roman author of the long didactic poem De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things). In it, he set out to explicate the universe, embracing and refuting ideas of the great Greek philosophers.
    Now available in paperback, this annotated scholarly edition of the Latin text of De Rerum Natura has long been hailed as one of the finest editions of this monumental work. It features an introduction to Lucretius's life and work by William Ellery Leonard, an introduction to and commentary on the poem by Stanley Barney Smith, the complete Latin text with detailed annotations, and an index of ancient sources.

 

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Contents

LIST OF PLATES
81
The Nature and Composit1on of the Soul 94416
160
Bibliography
187
A Page of the Codex Vossianus Quadratus
382
Proofs of the Mortality of the Soul 417829
417
Bust of Epicurus
510
The Problem of the Double Mirrors
550
The Nodes of the Year
703
Botticellis Primavera
707
A Page of the Schedae Vindobonenses
726
A Page of the Codex Laurentianus
774
Index of Ancient Sources C1ted
869
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