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Of the Nature of Things By Lucretius

Of the Nature of Things


Available in PDF, epub, and Kindle ebook. This book has 415 pages in the PDF version. This translation by William Ellery Leonard was originally published in 1916.


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.

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