Lucretius

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The Roman Republic poet Lucretius’ epic poem ‘De Rerum Natura’ expounds the scientific theories of Epicurus, with the aim of dispelling fear of the gods and death, enabling man to attain peace of mind and happiness. The great work had a lasting influence on Virgil and the Augustan poets and remains one of the greatest achievements of Latin literature. This comprehensive eBook presents Lucretius’ complete extant works, with beautiful illustrations, dual Latin and English text, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Lucretius’ life and works
* Features the complete extant works of Lucretius, in both English translation and the original Latin
* Concise introduction to the epic poem
* Provides both verse (William Ellery Leonard) and prose (H. A. J. Munro) translations of ‘De Rerum Natura’
* Includes H. A. J. Munro’s celebrated prose translation
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the books you want to read with individual contents tables
* Provides a special dual English and Latin text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph – ideal for students
* Features a bonus biography – discover Lucretius’ ancient world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

CONTENTS:

The Translations
ON THE NATURE OF THINGS: PROSE TRANSLATION
ON THE NATURE OF THINGS: VERSE TRANSLATION

The Latin Text
CONTENTS OF THE LATIN TEXT

The Dual Text
DUAL LATIN AND ENGLISH TEXT

The Biography
LUCRETIUS by William Young Sellar

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