T. Lucretius Carus of the Nature of Things: A Metrical Translation (Classic Reprint)

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The Latin text is that of Carlo Guissani (Torino, 1896-8) The Latinist should find no difficulty, how ever, in comparing the English with the Latin text of other editors, as Munro, Bailey, and Merrill; even though the Italian scholar modifies the familiar sequence of some paragraphs and lines. The temptation to adopt some special reading of word or phrase suggested by other scholars (as recently in Merrill's Criticism of the Text of Lucretius, Part I, Books I-III., University of California, January 1916) has been for practical expediency consistently resisted.

The English, in its attempt to render the exact ideas in their details and in their relationships with the various arguments, is obligated, in the first instance, to Guis sani's exhaustive, subtle, and well-pondered Italian commentary (including its citations from practically all preceding Lucretian scholars) But three years after completion, the whole translation was collated with the painstakingly literal prose translations of Munro and Bailey (the latter published some time after this translation was under way); and the first book had the benefit of the close scrutiny and manuscript comment of Merrill, while some scattered passages were improved by the verbal counsels of friends, the professors of Latin at the University of Wisconsin.

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