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The Roman Republic poet Lucretius’ epic poem ‘De Rerum Natura’ expounds the scientific theories of Epicurus, with the aim of dispelling fear of the gods and death, enabling man to attain peace of mind and happiness. The great work had a lasting influence on Virgil and the Augustan poets and remains one of the greatest achievements of Latin literature. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin texts.  This comprehensive eBook presents Lucretius’ complete extant works, with beautiful illustrations, dual Latin and English text, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Lucretius’ life and works

* Features the complete extant works of Lucretius, in both English translation and the original Latin

* Concise introduction to the epic poem 

* Provides both verse (William Ellery Leonard) and prose (H. A. J. Munro) translations of ‘De Rerum Natura’

* Includes H. A. J. Munro’s celebrated prose translation 

* Excellent formatting of the texts

* Easily locate the books you want to read with individual contents tables

* Provides a special dual English and Latin text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph – ideal for students

* Features a bonus biography – discover Lucretius’ ancient world

* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


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CONTENTS:


The Translations

ON THE NATURE OF THINGS: PROSE TRANSLATION

ON THE NATURE OF THINGS: VERSE TRANSLATION


The Latin Text

CONTENTS OF THE LATIN TEXT


The Dual Text

DUAL LATIN AND ENGLISH TEXT


The Biography

LUCRETIUS by William Young Sellar


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GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2015
March 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
1,234
Pages
PUBLISHER
Delphi Classics
SELLER
DELPHI CLASSICS
SIZE
4.4
MB

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