Synopses & Reviews
English translation of Classic Latin text with notes, introduction, glossary of key terms. .An outstanding translation of the complete poem which adheres faithfully to the text, with poetic force, accuracy, and humanitas. Includes intro, notes, outline and a glossary of philosophical terms cross-referenced to use throughout the poem.
Englert's translation of the poem is indeed accurate and readable. He knows the poem as thoroughly as he knows the scholarship that bears on it
an admirable translation, admirably supported by scholarly tools.
-- W.R. Johnson, University of Chicag
This text is a translation of Lucretius’ poem which adheres faithfully to the text, yet with poetic force, accuracy, and humanitas. Includes an introductory essay, notes, and a glossary of philosophical terms cross-referenced for use throughout the poem.
About the Author
Walter Englert is the Omar and Althea Hoskins Professor of Classical Studies at Reed College in Oregon. He earned his PhD at Stanford University, and has published on aspects of Epicureanism, Stoicism and Roman Philosophy.