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Lucretius: De Rerum Natura III
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Lucretius: De Rerum Natura III (Paperback)

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Lucretius' poem, for which Epicurean philosophy provided the inspiration, attempts to explain the nature of the universe and its processes with the object of freeing mankind from religious fears. The third book not only seeks to demonstrate that, since the soul is mortal, there can be no after-life, but also aims to reconcile the reader to the prospect of the end of his consciousness. This edition incorporates a new text and prose translation and is designed to set the book in the context of the whole poem and of the Epicurean philosophical system, to explain and elucidate its argument, and at the same time to analyse some of the literary and artistic features which contribute to Lucretius' poetic achievement and stature. Latin text with facing page translation.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: classical, early & medievalEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: poetry & poetsFiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poetsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophyWestern philosophy: Ancient, to c 500Religion & BeliefsOther non-Christian religionsAncient religions & mythologies Publisher: Liverpool University Press Publication Date: 01/01/1997 ISBN-13: 9780856686955  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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P. Michael Brown is a former lecturer and now Honorary Research fellow of the Department of Classics, University of Glasgow. He is the editor of Horace Satires I in this series and has also edited Lucretius I.

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