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Cambridge Companion to Lucretius

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ISBN-10: 0521612667

ISBN-13: 9780521612661

Edition: 2007

Authors: Stuart Gillespie, Philip Hardie

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Lucretius' didactic poem De rerum natura ('On the Nature of Things') is an impassioned and visionary presentation of the materialist philosophy of Epicurus, and one of the most powerful poetic texts of antiquity. After its rediscovery in 1417 it became a controversial and seminal work in successive phases of literary history, the history of science, and the Enlightenment. In this Cambridge Companion experts in the history of literature, philosophy and science discuss the poem in its ancient contexts and in its reception both as a literary text and as a vehicle for progressive ideas. The Companion is designed both as an accessible handbook for the general reader who wishes to learn about…    
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List price: $45.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.38" wide x 8.98" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Lucretius and Greek philosophy
Lucretius and the Herculaneum library
Lucretius and Roman politics and history
Lucretius and previous poetic traditions
Lucretian architecture: the structure and argument of the De rerum natura
Lucretian texture: style, metre and rhetoric in the De rerum natura
Lucretius and later Latin literature in antiquity
Lucretius and the history of science
Moral and political philosophy: readings of Lucretius from Virgil to Voltaire
Lucretius and the sublime
Religion and enlightenment in the neo-Latin reception of Lucretius
Lucretius in the Middle Ages and early Renaissance: transmission and scholarship
Lucretius in the Italian Renaissance
Lucretius in early modern France
Lucretius in the English Renaissance
The English voices of Lucretius from Lucy Hutchinson to John Mason Good
Lucretius in the European Enlightenment
Lucretius in Romantic and Victorian Britain
Lucretius and the moderns
List of works cited
Index of main Lucretian passages discussed
General index