On the Nature of Things.  Titus Lucretius

On the Nature of Things

By Titus Lucretius

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Synopsis

De rerum natura (On the Nature of Things) is a first-century BC didacticpoem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius (c. 99 BC - c. 55 BC) with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience. The poem, written in some 7 400 dactylic hexameters, is divided into six untitled books, and explores Epicurean physics through poetic language and metaphors. Namely, Lucretius explores the principles of atomism; the nature of the mind and soul; explanations of sensation and thought; the development of the world and its phenomena; and explains a variety of celestial and terrestrial phenomena. The universe described in the poem operates according to these physical principles, guided by fortuna ( "chance "), and not the divine intervention of the traditional Roman deities.

Titus Lucretius

  • Publisher:
  • Blackmore Dennett
  • ISBN:
  • 9788832540031
  • Language:
  • Inglés
  • Size:
  • Kb
  • Published:
  • March 14, 2019
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  • Sin DRM
  • Filosofía / General
    Computación e Informática
    Religión / General

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