No Words Wasted Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | December 8, 2014

    Marina Warner: IMG How Is Fantasy Different from Fairy Tale?



    Fairy tale is a country of the mind where there are many inhabitants stretching back into deep time, and we're like people before Babel, we speak a... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$7.98
List price: $15.95
Sale Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Beaverton Classics- Greek and Roman
2 Burnside Classics- Latin
2 Hawthorne Classics- Latin
4 Local Warehouse Classics- Latin

More copies of this ISBN

On the Nature of Things

by

On the Nature of Things Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

On the Nature of Things (Latin: De rerum natura) is a first century BC epic poem by Lucretius that grandly proclaims the reality of man's role in a universe without a god to help him along. It is a statement of personal responsibility in a world in which everyone is driven by hungers and passions with which they were born and do not understand.

Synopsis:

Reissued to accompany Stephen Greenblatt's : the epic poem that changed the course of human thought forever.

Synopsis:

This great poem stands with Virgil's as one of the vital and enduring achievements of Latin literature. Lost for more than a thousand years, its return to circulation in 1417 reintroduced dangerous ideas about the nature and meaning of existence and helped shape the modern world.

About the Author

Titus Lucretius Carus--Lucretius--was a Roman poet and philosopher (ca. 99 BC - ca. 55 BC). His only known work is an epic philosophical poem laying out the beliefs of Epicureanism, De rerum natura, translated into English as On the Nature of Things.Frank O. Copley was a preeminent translator of Latin. His publications include Catallus: The Complete Poetry; Plautus: Menaechmi, Mostellaria, Rudens; Vergil: The Aeneid and Lucretius's On the Nature of Things.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393341362
Author:
Lucretius
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Copley, Frank O.
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
177
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

Other books you might like

  1. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
    Used Trade Paper $9.00
  2. Harry Potter #6: Harry Potter Et Le... New Trade Paper $24.80
  3. Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #6)
    Used Hardcover $5.95
  4. Sixteen Satires Used Trade Paper $3.50
  5. The metamorphoses Used Mass Market $3.50
  6. The Twelve Caesars Used Trade Paper $3.50

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Greek and Roman
Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Latin » General
Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Medieval and Renaissance
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Sale Books

On the Nature of Things Sale Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.98 In Stock
Product details 177 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393341362 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Reissued to accompany Stephen Greenblatt's : the epic poem that changed the course of human thought forever.
"Synopsis" by , This great poem stands with Virgil's as one of the vital and enduring achievements of Latin literature. Lost for more than a thousand years, its return to circulation in 1417 reintroduced dangerous ideas about the nature and meaning of existence and helped shape the modern world.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.