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poetry of Lucretius.

C. H. Herford

poetry of Lucretius.

by C. H. Herford

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Published in [N.p.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lucretius Carus, Titus

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPA6485 H47
    The Physical Object
    Pagination263-284p.
    Number of Pages284
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15137700M

    Lucretius. Lucretius (ca. ca. 55 B.C.), full name Titus Lucretius Carus, was a Latin poet and philosopher. His one work, De rerum natura, a didactic poem in hexameters, renders in verse the atomistic philosophy of Epicurus, forerunner of the modern-day atomic theory. Almost nothing is known of the life of Lucretius. INTRODUCTION. Of the three great Latin poets Lucretius seems to make the most peculiar appeal to our own age. Catullus and Virgil are for all time; the passionate love-history of a genuine soul and a poet of marvellously wide range, the all-embracing yet finely pessimistic sympathy of a mind which could focus past and future in the consciousness of present crisis, will find their response in.

    Lucretius, in full Titus Lucretius Carus, (flourished 1st century bce), Latin poet and philosopher known for his single, long poem, De rerum natura (On the Nature of Things).The poem is the fullest extant statement of the physical theory of the Greek philosopher also alludes to his ethical and logical doctrines. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

    This collection of ten chapters on Lucretius' poem of the world, Dererumnatura(DRN), attempts to combine within one book and within the individual contributions the three main strands of approaches to this beautiful and difficult text, as reflected in the title of the volume: poetry, philosophy, science. All too often, DRN has been mined by the critics, philosophers, and historians of science. DOWNLOAD NOW» Author: Monica R. Gale. Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand ISBN: Category: Literary Criticism Page: View: A collection of important scholarly articles on the Roman poet Lucretius, whose philosophical epic, the De Rerum Natura or On the Nature of the Universe (c BC), seeks to convince its readers of the validity of the rationalist theories of.


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Lucretius Poems Book Iii - Part 02 poetry of Lucretius. book Nature And Composition Of The Mind. First, then, I say, the mind which oft we call The intellect, wherein is seated life's Counsel and regimen, is part no less Of man than hand and foot and eyes are parts more» Book I - Part 05 - Character Of The Atoms.

Bodies, again, Are partly primal germs of things, and partly. The great fact of Lucretius's life, at least of what is known of it, is his poem, a didactic epic in six books (7, verses, not counting lines lost in transmission) bearing the title De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things); evidence that Lucretius gave his work this title is that he plays upon it in the proem to book 1.

The Philosophy of Poetry book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Edited, translated, and in part recast by Wade Baskin. The Philosophy of Poetry book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Start by marking “The Philosophy of Poetry: The Genius of Lucretius” as Want to Read/5.

The subject of Lucretius's six-book poem De Rerum Natura was not war, love, myth or history – it was atomic physics Mon 21 Jan EST EST 'The idea of a Latin poem Author: Emma Woolerton.

Some of the book's m It's very compellingly written and was likely salutary for Lucretian criticism at the time it was published; it's a little dated now, at least in terms of its extreme formalism. The structure's a little undisciplined, imagery types such as 'building similes' are grouped in 4/5.

Despite the general scholarly consensus about Lucretius' debt to Empedocles as the father of the genre of cosmological didactic epic, there is a major disagreement regarding Lucretius' applause for his Presocratic predecessor's praeclara reperta (DRN ).

In the present study, Garani suggests that by praising Empedocles' discoveries, Lucretius points to his predecessor's epistemological. Palmer’s paleographical survey shows that Book 5 was a notable site of interest for anonymous readers as well as Great Men (and Women: one of Catherine Wilson’s last points is the “mysterious appeal” of Lucretius “to his female readers,” including the republican and Puritan poet Lucy Hutchinson, author of the earliest preserved full.

De rerum natura “On the Nature of Things” is a first-century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius (c. 99 BC – c. 55 BC) with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman s: 6. Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus) lived ca. 99–ca.

55 BCE, but the details of his career are unknown. He is the author of the great didactic poem in hexameters, De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things).

On the Nature of Things, long poem written in Latin as De rerum natura by Lucretius that sets forth the physical theory of the Greek philosopher Epicurus. The title of Lucretius’s work translates that of the chief work of Epicurus, Peri physeōs (On Nature).

Poem Hunter all poems of by Lucretius poems. 29 poems of Lucretius. Phenomenal Woman, Still I Rise, The Road Not Taken, If You Forget Me, Dreams.

De rerum natura is a first-century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience. The poem, written in some 7, 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. ferguson smith's edition is beautifully conceived, with outline headnotes to each "book" or chapter, an excellent introduction and footnotes, and a clean typeface. the translation tactfully smooths out some of the thorniest lucretian passages, but rises to the poetry of the original through apt and economical turns of phrase.

it's a pleasure to Reviews: The Philosophy of Poetry: The Genius of Lucretius. Bergson, Henri. Henri Bergson () is perhaps Lucretius’ most articulate his edition of De Rerum Natura, published in while he was teaching in the Blaise Pascal Lycée in Paris, he set down some germinal ideas that were to be developed subsequently in better-known works.

The philosophy of poetry: the genius of Lucretius by Henri Bergson and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   L ucretius's stated aim in his six-book poem, De Rerum Natura, is to free us from fear by enabling us to understand Epicurean philosophy, so giving us the rational explanation of.

The poetry of Lucretius constitutes one great didactic work in six books, De rerum natura [on the nature of things]. In dignified and beautiful hexameter verse the poet sets forth arguments founded upon the philosophical ideas of Democritus and Epicurus. Lucretius' proem in six books is in essence a comprehensive sermon whose message is basically how every man, and especially Memmius, should live his life.

The relationship between the princely poet Lucretius and the Machiavellian politician Memmius is quite interesting. CHAPTER 1. The Text of De Rerum Natura. Lucretius' poem is in all probability a complete work. The poet lists at the beginning of the first book (I, ) the main subjects to be dealt with: the nature of the soul, the origin of the beliefs in spirits, celestial phenomena, first principles of natural phenomena, the natural production of things, etc., and each of these subjects is actually Pages:   One of the problems with picking the best poetry books in a given year is that poems — unlike, say, chapters in a novel — are often judged apart from the works in which they appear.

0, the three great Latin poeu Lucretius aeems to make the most peculiar appeal to our own ase. Catullua and Virgil are for all time; the passionate love-history of a genuine soul and a poet of marvellously wide range, the all-embracing yet findy y of a .This elegant new translation at last restores the poetry to one of the greatest and most influential poems in the Western tradition.

De Rerum Natura is Lucretius's majestic elaboration of Greek Epicurean physics and psychology in an epic that unfolds over the course of six books. This sumptuous account of a secular cosmos argues that the soul is mortal, that pleasure is the object of life, and.

Lucretius' didactic masterpiece De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things) is one of the most brilliant and powerful poems in the Latin language, a passionate attempt at dispelling humanity's fear of death and its enslavement by false beliefs about the gods, and a detailed exposition of Epicurean atomist physics.

For centuries, it has raised the question of whether it is primarily a poem or Reviews: 1.