By David N. Sedley

This e-book is designed to attraction either to these drawn to Roman poetry and to experts in old philosophy. In it David Sedley explores Lucretius' advanced courting with Greek tradition, specifically with Empedocles, whose poetry was once the version for his personal, with Epicurus, the resource of his philosophical proposal, and with the Greek language itself. He encompasses a targeted reconstruction of Epicurus' nice treatise On Nature, and seeks to teach how Lucretius labored with this as his sole philosophical resource, yet steadily emancipated himself from its constitution, remodeling its uncooked contents into whatever considerably new. by means of pursuing those topics, the e-book uncovers many unrecognised elements of Lucretius' tools and achievements as a poetic craftsman.

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