Lucretius And The Transformation Of Greek Wisdom by David N. SedleyLucretius And The Transformation Of Greek Wisdom by David N. Sedley

Lucretius And The Transformation Of Greek Wisdom

byDavid N. Sedley

Paperback | September 18, 2003

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This book studies the structure and origins of De Rerum Natura (On the nature of things), the great first-century BC poem by Lucretius. By showing how he worked from the literary model set by the Greek poet Empedocles but under the philosophical inspiration of the Greek philosopher Epicurus, the book seeks to characterize Lucretius' unique poetic achivement. It is addressed to those interested both in Latin poetry and in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy.
Title:Lucretius And The Transformation Of Greek WisdomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:September 18, 2003Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521542146

ISBN - 13:9780521542142


Table of Contents

1. The Empedoclean opening; 2. Two languages, two worlds; 3. Lucretius the fundamentalist; 4. Epicurus, On Nature; 5. Lucretius' plan and its execution; 6. The imprint of Theophrastus; 7. The transformation of Book I; Epilogue.

Editorial Reviews

"Simply, a beautiful book: bold in its claims, meticulous and compelling in its should be of interest to students of Latin poetry and ancient philosophy alike, and it reads like a good detective novel." Ancient Philosophy