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The Cambridge Companion to Lucretius free pdf 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 2007 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.

About Stuart Gillespie

STUART GILLESPIE is Reader in English Literature at the University of Glasgow. PHILIP HARDIE is Senior Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge.

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Author : Stuart Gillespie
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 18 October 2007
ISBN : 0521848016
EAN : 9780521848015
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 384 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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