Oxford Readings in Lucretius

Paperback | October 6, 2007

EditorMonica R. Gale

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This book gathers together some of the most important and influential scholarly articles of the last sixty to seventy years (three of which are translated into English here for the first time) on the Roman poet Lucretius. Lucretius' philosophical epic, the De Rerum Natura or On the Nature ofthe Universe (c.55 BC), seeks to convince its reader of the validity of the rationalist theories of the Hellenistic thinker Epicurus. The articles collected in this volume explore Lucretius' poetic and argumentative technique from a variety of perspectives, and also consider the poem in relation toits philosophical and literary milieux, and to the values and ideology of contemporary Roman society. All quotations in Latin or Greek are translated.

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This book gathers together some of the most important and influential scholarly articles of the last sixty to seventy years (three of which are translated into English here for the first time) on the Roman poet Lucretius. Lucretius' philosophical epic, the De Rerum Natura or On the Nature ofthe Universe (c.55 BC), seeks to convince i...

Monica R. Gale is Senior Lecturer in Classics at Trinity College, Dublin.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.94 inPublished:October 6, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Monica R. Gale: Introduction2. Disikin Clay: The Sources of Lucretius' Inspiration3. David Sedley: The Empedoclean Opening4. Elizabeth Asmis: Lucretius' Venus and Stoic Zeus5. Vinzenz Buchheit: Epicurus' Triumph of the Mind6. W. J. Tatum: The Presocratics in Book 1 of Lucretius' De Rerum Natura7. Phillip De Lacy: Distant Views: The Imagery of Lucretius 28. David J. Furley: Lucretius the Epicurean: On the History of Man9. H. S. Commager: Lucretius' Interpretation of the Plague10. Peta Fowler: Lucretian Conclusions11. Gerhard Muller: The Conclusions of the Six Books of Lucretius12. P. H. Schrijvers: Seeing the Invisible: A Study of Lucretius' Use of Analogy in De Rerum Natura13. David West: Lucretius and Epic14. E. J. Kenney: Doctus Lucretius15. Robert D. Brown: Lucretius and Callimachus16. P. Friedlander: Pattern of Sound and Atomic Theory in Lucretius17. Jane M. Snyder: The Significant Name in Lucretius18. Duncan Kennedy: Making a Text of the Universe: Perspectives on Discursive Order in Lucretius19. D. P. Fowler: Lucretius and Politics