Nature of Things

ISBN-10: 0140447962
ISBN-13: 9780140447965
Edition: 2007
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Description: The seminal Epicurean text, in a brilliant new translation The Epicureans of ancient Rome discarded the ideas of life after death and of an interventionist God in favor of the tactile pleasures of nature. In "The Nature of Things," Lucretius  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.08" wide x 7.80" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

The seminal Epicurean text, in a brilliant new translation The Epicureans of ancient Rome discarded the ideas of life after death and of an interventionist God in favor of the tactile pleasures of nature. In "The Nature of Things," Lucretius celebrates with wit and sharp perception the extraordinary breadth of the Epicurean belief system, ranging from the indestructibility of atoms and the discovery of fire to the folly of romantic love and the phenomena of clouds and rainstorms.

The nature of things
Matter and void
The dance of atoms
Mortality and the soul
The senses
Cosmos and civilization
Weather and the Earth

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