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Lucretius (Paperback)

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The Roman poet Lucretius, who lived in the first century BC, composed an epic poem, De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of the Universe), whose avowed purpose was to change the way we live our lives, to abandon our fear of the gods and of death, and to see what real happiness is and how to obtain it. The poem explains the atomic nature of the world and our own place in it, examining the microscopic world of atoms and the telescopic world of the universe, as well as human life in all its facets - politics, pleasure, the nature of perception, our dreams and sexual behaviour. Here John Godwin explains Lucretius' great poem in its Roman context, assessing the literary and philosophical value of the poems and arguing the merits of the poet's claim to change our lives. Lucretius is seen as a writer for our time, offering us a text of enormous beauty and artistry which will help us find happiness and serenity in a turbulent world.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: literaryEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: classical, early & medievalEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: poetry & poets Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 02/08/2004 ISBN-13: 9781853996719  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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John Godwin is Head of Classics at Shrewsbury School. He is the author of editions of Books 4 and 6 of Lucretius' De Rerum Natura, a selection of passages from Lucretius, and a complete edition of Catullus' poems. He also revised the Penguin Classics translation of the whole of Lucretius' poem.

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