This ebook stories the constitution and origins of De Rerum Natura (On the character of things), the nice first-century BC poem by means of Lucretius. by means of displaying how he labored from the literary version set by way of the Greek poet Empedocles yet less than the philosophical suggestion of the Greek thinker Epicurus, the ebook seeks to represent Lucretius' targeted poetic achivement. it's addressed to these either in Latin poetry and in historic Greek and Roman philosophy.
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