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Other titlesOf the nature of things
Statementin six books, translated into English verse; by Tho. Creech ... Explained and illustrated with notes and animadversions; being a compleat system of the Epicurean philosophy
ContributionsCreech, Thomas, 1659-1700, tr, Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner, John Adams Library (Boston Public Library)
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Download: A text-only version is available for download. On the Nature of Things By Lucretius Written 50 B.C.E Translated by William Ellery Leonard: Table of Contents Book I: Proem Mother of Rome, delight of Gods and men, Dear Venus that.

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On the Nature of Things By Lucretius. Many comments have been posted about On the Nature of Things. Download: A text-only version is available for Table of Contents Book VI: Proem 'Twas Athens first, the glorious in name, That whilom gave to hapless sons of men The sheaves of harvest, and re-ordered life, And decreed laws; and she the.

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Lucretius covers concepts of Epicureanism. This reading is from "The Way Things Are: The De Rerum Natura,"translated by Rolfe Humphries. 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.

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Author: William Ellery Leonard,Stanley Barney Smith; Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press ISBN: Category: History Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» Titus Lucretius Carus (ca. 99–55 b.c.) is known primarily as the Roman author of the long didactic poemDe Rerum Natura(On the Nature of Things).

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In Book 4 he sets out to prove once again that the universe is composed only of physical bits of matter called atoms and that gods did not create the cosmos nor. Lucretius peers into the secrets of nature with a kind of innocent curiosity and offers a "scientific" explanation for all sorts of phenomena: stars and planets, oceans and rivers, plant life, reproductive activities, the soul and immortality, and the nature of the gods, among others.

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