Franklin

Oxford Readings in Lucretius [electronic resource].

Author/Creator:
Gale, Monica (Monica R.)
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, UK, 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (452 p.)
Series:
Oxford Readings in Classical Studies
Oxford Readings in Classical Studies
Status/Location:
Loading...

Options
Location Notes Your Loan Policy

Details

Local subjects:
Lucretius Carus, Titus. (search)
Pre-Socratic philosophers. (search)
Philosophy. (search)
Literature. (search)
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
A collection of important scholarly articles on the Roman poet Lucretius, whose philosophical epic, the De Rerum Natura or On the Nature of the Universe (c.55 BC), seeks to convince its readers of the validity of the rationalist theories of Epicurus. An Introduction contextualizes the essays, and all Greek and Latin is translated. - ;This book gathers together some of the most important and influential scholarly articles of the last sixty to seventy years (three of which are translated into English here for the first time) on the Roman poet Lucretius. Lucretius' philosophical epic, the De Reru
Contents:
Contents; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The Sources of Lucretius' Inspiration; 2. The Empedoclean Opening; 3. Lucretius' Venus and Stoic Zeus; 4. Epicurus' Triumph of the Mind; 5. The Presocratics in Book 1 of Lucretius' De rerum natura; 6. Distant Views: The Imagery of Lucretius 2; 7. Lucretius the Epicurean: On the History of Man; 8. Lucretius' Interpretation of the Plague; 9. Lucretian Conclusions; 10. The Conclusions of the Six Books of Lucretius; 11. Seeing the Invisible: A Study of Lucretius' Use of Analogy in De rerum natura; 12. Lucretius and Epic; 13. Doctus Lucretius
14. Lucretius and Callimachus15. Pattern of Sound and Atomistic Theory in Lucretius; 16. The Significant Name in Lucretius; 17. Making a Text of the Universe: Perspectives on Discursive Order in the De rerum natura of Lucretius; 18. Lucretius and Politics; Details of Original Publication; Index of Passages;
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
ISBN:
1-281-16420-8
0-19-153198-7
1-4356-1407-0
OCLC:
476243776