9780520255937-0520255933-De Rerum Natura, The Nature of Things: A Poetic Translation

De Rerum Natura, The Nature of Things: A Poetic Translation

ISBN-13: 9780520255937
ISBN-10: 0520255933
Edition: First
Author: Lucretius
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 320 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780520255937
ISBN-10: 0520255933
Edition: First
Author: Lucretius
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 320 pages

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Acknowledged author Lucretius wrote De Rerum Natura, The Nature of Things: A Poetic Translation comprising 320 pages back in 2008. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0520255933 and 9780520255937. Since then De Rerum Natura, The Nature of Things: A Poetic Translation textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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This elegant new translation at last restores the poetry to one of the greatest and most influential poems in the Western tradition. De Rerum Natura is Lucretius's majestic elaboration of Greek Epicurean physics and psychology in an epic that unfolds over the course of six books. This sumptuous account of a secular cosmos argues that the soul is mortal, that pleasure is the object of life, and that humanity has free will, among other ideas. Renowned author, translator, and poet David R. Slavitt has captured Lucretius's elegance as well as his philosophical profundity in this highly readable translation of a poem that is crucial to the history of ancient thought.

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