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De rerum natura (On the Nature of Things) is a first-century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius (c. 99 BC – c. 55 BC) with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience. The poem, written in some 7,400 dactylic hexameters, is divided into six untitled books, and explores Epicurean physics through richly poetic language and metaphors.
Part of the Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Great Books of the Western World set.
This book has 415 pages in the PDF version. This translation by William Ellery Leonard was originally published in 1916.
Production notes: This ebook of Of the Nature of Things was published by Global Grey in 2018.
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