David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Cambridge University Press (2007)
Lucretius' didactic poem De rerum natura ('On the Nature of Things') is an impassioned and visionary presentation of the materialist philosophy of Epicurus, and one of the most powerful poetic texts of antiquity. After its rediscovery in 1417 it became a controversial and seminal work in successive phases of literary history, the history of science, and the Enlightenment. In this Cambridge Companion experts in the history of literature, philosophy and science discuss the poem in its ancient contexts and in its reception both as a literary text and as a vehicle for progressive ideas. The Companion is designed both as an accessible handbook for the general reader who wishes to learn about Lucretius, and as a series of stimulating essays for students of classical antiquity and its reception. It is completely accessible to the reader who has only read Lucretius in translation.
|Keywords||Didactic poetry, Latin History and criticism Philosophy, Ancient, in literature|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$78.96 used (37% off) $79.00 new (37% off) $124.99 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
|Call number||PA6484.C33 2007|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
Diego Jose Abad, Aemilius Macer, Mark Akenside, Luigi Alamanni, Aldus Manutius, William Alexander, Ara Pacis & Matthew Arnold, See Also Corpuscularianism.
Michael Reeve, Pt. 3. Reception. Lucretius in the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance : Transmission and Scholarship.
Cari de Rerum Natura Libri Sex, Adkins, AWH (1977)'Lucretius 1.16–139 and the Problems of Writing Versus Latini', Phoenix 31: 145–58. Adler, E.(2003) Vergil's Empire. Political Thought in the Aeneid. Lanham, Md. And Oxford. Aicher, PJ (1992)'Lucretian Revisions of Homer', Classical Journal 87: 139–58. [REVIEW]
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Philip Hardie (2007). Lucretius and Later Latin Literature in Antiquity. In Stuart Gillespie & Philip R. Hardie (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Lucretius. Cambridge University Press
Monte Ransome Johnson & Catherine Wilson (2007). Lucretius and the History of Science. In Stuart Gillespie & Philip R. Hardie (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Lucretius. Cambridge University Press
Ledger William Allan Crawley (1963). The Failure of Lucretius. [Auckland, N.Z.]University of Auckland.
Donald Reynolds Dudley (1965). Lucretius. New York, Basic Books.
Gordon Lindsay Campbell (2003). Lucretius on Creation and Evolution: A Commentary on De Rerum Natura, Book Five, Lines 772-1104. Oxford University Press.
David Alexander West (1969). The Imagery and Poetry of Lucretius. Edinburgh, Edinburgh U.P..
James H. Nichols (1976). Epicurean Political Philosophy: The De Rerum Natura of Lucretius. Cornell University Press.
Diskin Clay (1983). Lucretius and Epicurus. Cornell University Press.
D. N. Sedley (1998). Lucretius and the Transformation of Greek Wisdom. Cambridge University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads16 ( #164,005 of 1,725,417 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #268,739 of 1,725,417 )
How can I increase my downloads?