9780872205871

On the Nature of Things

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  • ISBN13:

    9780872205871

  • ISBN10:

    0872205878

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/1/2001
  • Publisher: Hackett Pub Co Inc

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Summary

Martin Ferguson Smith's work on Lucretius is both well known and highly regarded. However, his 1969 translation of De Rerum Natura -- long out of print -- is virtually unknown. Readers will share our excitement in the discovery of this accurate and fluent prose rendering. For this edition, Professor Smith provides a revised translation, new Introduction, headnotes and bibliography. Martin Ferguson Smith is Professor of Classics Emeritus, Univ. of Durham, United Kingdom. Among his scholarly achievements are his revisions of the Rouse translation of De Rerum Natura for the Loeb Classical Library.

Table of Contents

Preface vi
Introduction vii
Lucretius vii
On the Nature of Things x
Epicurus and Epicureanism xviii
The Structure of Lucretius' Poem xxxi
Suggestions for Further Reading xxxv
Abbreviations and Conventions xxxviii
On the Nature of Things 1(211)
Book One
1(33)
Book Two
34(32)
Book Three
66(33)
Book Four
99(36)
Book Five
135(42)
Book Six
177(35)
Index 212

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