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Of the nature of things by Titus Lucretius Carus

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Published by Dent in London .
Written in English


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Statementa metrical translation by William Ellery Leonard.
ContributionsLeonard, William Ellery.
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Open LibraryOL13778776M

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Oct 16,  · De rerum natura “On the Nature of Things” is a first-century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius (c. 99 BC – c. 55 BC) with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience/5(4). Aug 21,  · It would be like writing a poem of all of our cuurent understandings "Of The Nature Of Things" - it was a monumental task to execute such a poem, as Lucretius did in his time. This is a must have book for any Humanist, free-thinker, scientifically oriented person/5(29). Feb 27,  · The Nature of Things (Penguin Classics) and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required/5(76). The Nature of Things book. Read 24 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Poetry. Translated from the French by Lee Fahnestock. First pu /5.

Convinced thou must confess such things there are As have no parts, the minimums of nature. And since these are, likewise confess thou must That primal bodies are solid and eterne. Again, if Nature, creatress of all things, Were wont to force all things to be resolved Unto least parts, then would she not avail To reproduce from out them anything;. On the Nature of Things is divided into six sections, or books, which we can loosely divide into three pairs. Books I and II deal with the basic principles of atoms. Book I defines atoms and lays out the fundamental laws that govern them. Buy Books and CD-ROMs: Help: On the Nature of Things By Lucretius Written 50 B.C.E Translated by William Ellery Leonard. On the Nature of Things has been divided into the following sections: Book I [94k] Book II [k] Book III [95k] Book IV [k] Book V [k] Book VI [k] Download: A k text-only version is available for download. On the Nature of Things On the Nature of Things, long poem written in Latin as De rerum natura by Lucretius that sets forth the physical theory of the Greek philosopher Epicurus. The title of Lucretius’s work translates that of the chief work of Epicurus, Peri physeōs (On Nature). Lucretius: De rerum natura.

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