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The nature of things

Titus Lucretius Carus

The nature of things

by Titus Lucretius Carus

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Published by Penguin in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Didactic poetry, Latin -- Translations into English.,
  • Philosophy, Ancient.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLucretius ; translated and with notes by A.E. Stallings ; introduction by Richard Jenkyns.
    GenreTranslations into English.
    SeriesPenguin classics
    ContributionsStallings, A. E. 1968-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPA6483.E5 S73 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxi, 265 p. ;
    Number of Pages265
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23108733M
    ISBN 100140447962
    ISBN 109780140447965

      Lucretius: On the Nature of Things A conversation with Margaret Graver, Professor of Classics, Dartmouth College.   LUCRETIUS: On the Nature of the Universe (Book 4) Throughout the first three books of On the Nature of the Universe Lucretius walks a thin line between philosophy, science and poetry. In Book 4 he sets out to prove once again that the universe is composed only of physical bits of matter called atoms and that gods did not create the cosmos nor.

    On the nature of things: De rerum natura (A Mentor book) by Lucretius Carus, Titus and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Through some pores form-and-look of things to flow, Through others heat to go, and some things still. To speedier pass than others through same pores. Of verity, the nature of these same paths, Varying in many modes (as aforesaid) Because of unlike nature and warp and woof. Of cosmic things, constrains it .

    The Latin title, De Rerum Natura, translates literally to On the Nature of Things and is meant to impress the reader with the breadth and depth of Epicurean philosophy. The poem's scope, even by modern standards, is staggering.   Lucretius' poem On the Nature of Things combines a scientific and philosophical treatise with some of the greatest poetry ever written. With intense moral fervour he demonstrates to humanity that in death there is nothing to fear since the soul is mortal, and the world and everything in it is governed by the mechanical laws of nature and not by gods; and that by believing this men can live in 4/5(K).


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Lucretius' poem On the Nature of Things combines a scientific and philosophical treatise with some of the greatest poetry ever written. With intense moral fervour he demonstrates to humanity that in death there is nothing to fear since the soul is mortal, and the world and everything in it is governed by the mechanical laws of nature and not by gods; and that by believing this men can live in /5().

Titus Lucretius Carus (c. 99 BC c. 55 BC) was a Roman poet and philosopher. His only known work is the epic philosophical poem De Rerum Natura about the tenets and philosophy of Epicureanism, and which is usually translated into English as On the Nature of Things/5(32).

First published in and considered the keystone of Francis Ponge's work, Le parti pris de choses appears here in its entirety. It reveals his preoccupation with nature and its metaphoric transformation through the creative ambiguity of language.

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The nature of things book the Nature of Things By Lucretius Written 50 B.C.E Translated by William Ellery Leonard. Lucretius' poem On the Nature of Things combines a scientific and philosophical treatise with some of the greatest poetry ever written.5/5(1).

The Nature of Things is a long narrative Latin poem which sets out Epicurean philosophy. This I read in an English prose translation.4/5. Buy Books and CD-ROMs: Help: On the Nature of Things By Lucretius Written 50 B.C.E Translated by William Ellery Leonard.

On the Nature of Things has been divided into the following sections: Book I [94k] Book II [k] Book III [95k] Book IV [k] Book V [k] Book VI [k] Download: A k text-only version is available for download. PREFACE No one can set about tnnslating Lucretius into English without finding his head full of the great work of H.

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On the Nature of Things, long poem written in Latin as De rerum natura by Lucretius that sets forth the physical theory of the Greek philosopher Epicurus. The title of Lucretius’s work translates that of the chief work of Epicurus, Peri physeōs (On Nature). Lucretius divided his argument into six.

The nature of things is an insightful, profound and well researched exploration of the life and occasional behaviors of “things”often seen, sometimes reported and only very rarely considered by the truly scientific.

It truly revivifies joy and delight in the limitless wonder that can still be found in 4/5(12). Buy The Nature of Things (Penguin Classics) New Ed. / by Lucretius, Jenkyns, Richard, Stallings, A. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5().

On the Nature of Things is a philosophical work by the Roman author Titus Lucretius Carus (whom we call “Lucretius”). It was written in the early 50s BC, in Latin. Though this is a work of science and philosophy, it is also a poem. This work provides a detailed description of Epicurean philosophy.

Nature’s charge would be brought with good reason, for old things must give way and be supplanted by the new, and new things must ever be replenished out of old things.

No one is delivered over to the pit and black Tartarus to be utterly destroyed — matter is needed for future generations to grow. Book IV, Chapter iii-viii: Knowledge of the Nature of Things.

Summary. Locke's definition of knowledge is strict, but it is not stricter than that of other philosophers working at roughly the same time. In fact, both Descartes and Spinoza, who had both written before Locke, used the exact same definition of knowledge.

Summary: De rerum natura (On the Nature of Things) is a first-century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius (c. 99 BC – c.

55 BC) with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman : Lucretius. Page 91 - Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark: and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.

Certainly, the contemplation of death, as the wages of sin and passage to another world, is holy and religious ; but the fear of it, as a tribute due unto nature, is weak.

Written in the first century b.C., On the Nature of Things (in Latin, De Rerum Natura) is a poem in six books that aims at explaining the Epicurean philosophy to the Roman digressions about the importance of philosophy in men's life and praises of Epicurus, Lucretius created a solid treatise on the atomic theory, the falseness of religion and many kinds of natural phenomena.

There is a hidden natural world in the unlikeliest of places - in the heart of Canada’s largest city. Uncovering the complex and emotional lives of the ocean’s most intelligent predators.

Lucretius’s On the Nature of Things, which many consider to be the greatest didactic poem in any language, is an exposition of the philosophy of Epicurus. No divergence of doctrine, however minute. He is the author of the great didactic poem in hexameters, De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things).

In six books compounded of solid reasoning, brilliant imagination, and noble poetry, he expounds the scientific theories of the Greek philosopher Epicurus, with the aim of dispelling fear of the gods and fear of death and so enabling man to. Josephus Book 26 From the Great Extremity to which the Jews were reduced to the taking of Jerusalem - Duration: - Timaeus - Recommended for you.Book V Summary This book lays out Epicurean cosmology and the nature of our world.

Its arguments can be divided into the birth of the world, astronomy, the birth of life on Earth, and the origins of civilization. Lucretius introduces his detailed cosmology by announcing that the ‘world,’ by which he means the sky, the [ ].Proofs. 1. Void and body are mutually exclusive. First, since we have found existing a twofold nature of things far differing, the nature of body and of space, in which all things take place, it must needs be that each exists alone by itself and unmixed.

For wherever space lies empty, which we call the void, body is not there; moreover.