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On the Nature of the Universe (Oxford World's Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

This is a new verse translation of Lucretius's only known work, a didactic poem written in six books of hexameters. Melville's particularly literal translation of the use of metaphor is especially helpful to those looking at the text from a scientific or philosophical point of view.

Synopsis:

In this poem, Lucretius sought to convince humanity that there is nothing to fear in death since the soul is mortal, and the world governed not by the gods, but by the mechanical laws of nature. Acute observation of the beauties of the natural world is made with moving sympathy for man's position.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192817617
Translator:
Melville, Ronald
Introduction:
Fowler, Peta
Translator:
Melville, Ronald
Introduction:
Fowler, Don
Introduction:
Fowler, Peta
Author:
Fowler, Peta
Author:
Fowler, Don
Author:
Lucretius
Author:
Melville, Ronald
Author:
Lucretius Carus, Titus
Introduction:
Fowler, Don
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
Philosophy, ancient
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Classical Studies | Classical Literature in Translation
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Paperback
Publication Date:
19990610
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, sic examples
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.73x5.15x.82 in. .56 lbs.

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Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Latin » General

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Product details 320 pages Oxford University Press - English 9780192817617 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this poem, Lucretius sought to convince humanity that there is nothing to fear in death since the soul is mortal, and the world governed not by the gods, but by the mechanical laws of nature. Acute observation of the beauties of the natural world is made with moving sympathy for man's position.
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