De Rerum Natura: The Latin Text of Lucretius

Paperback | August 8, 2008

byWilliam Ellery LeonardEditorStanley Barney Smith

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Titus Lucretius Carus (ca. 99–55 b.c.) is known primarily as the Roman author of the long didactic poem De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things). In it, he set out to explicate the universe, embracing and refuting ideas of the great Greek philosophers.
            Now available in paperback, this annotated scholarly edition of the Latin text of De Rerum Natura has long been hailed as one of the finest editions of this monumental work. It features an introduction to Lucretius’s life and work by William Ellery Leonard, an introduction to and commentary on the poem by Stanley Barney Smith, the complete Latin text with detailed annotations, and an index of ancient sources.

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Titus Lucretius Carus (ca. 99–55 b.c.) is known primarily as the Roman author of the long didactic poem De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things). In it, he set out to explicate the universe, embracing and refuting ideas of the great Greek philosophers.             Now available in paperback, this annotated scholarly edition of the Lat...

William Ellery Leonard (1876–1944) was a poet andprofessor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he taught from 1906 until his death. Stanley Barney Smith (1895–1962) was a professor of classics at Bowdoin College, 1927–1946. He also taught at the Ohio State University and the University of Illinois during his distin...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:896 pages, 9 × 6 × 2 inPublished:August 8, 2008Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299003647

ISBN - 13:9780299003647

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“A tremendous amount of material which will undoubtedly prove of great value to the students of Lucretius.”—Phillip de Lacy, Classical Philology (1943)