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De Rerum Natura IV

J. Godwin

Abstract

Book IV of Lucretius' great philosophical poem deals mainly with the psychology of sensation and thought. The heart of this book is a new text, incorporating the latest scholarship on the text of Lucretius, with a clear prose facing translation. The commentary concentrates on the thought of the text (relating it to other philosophers beside Epicurus) and the poetry of the Latin, placing the text in relation to Roman literature in general, and attempting to demonstrate the poetic genius of Lucretius. The introduction deals with the didactic tradition in ancient literature and Lucretius' place i ... More

Keywords: Lucretius, philosophical poem, sensation, Roman literature, ancient literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1987 Print ISBN-13: 9780856683084
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780856683084.001.0001

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J. Godwin, author

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