On the Nature of the Universe (Oxford World's Classics)

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This is a new verse translation of Lucretius's only known work, a didactic poem written in six books of hexameters. Melville's particularly literal translation of the use of metaphor is especially helpful to those looking at the text from a scientific or philosophical point of view.

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Titus Lucretius Carus (ca. 94 BC- ca. 49 BC) was a Roman poet and philosopher. His only work that we know of is the philosophical long poem De Rerum Natura, On the Nature of Things. Don Fowler is at Jesus College, Oxford. Peta Fowler is at St Anne's College, Oxford.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Latin

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