Lucretius: On the Nature of Things (Loeb Classical Library No. 181)
Lucretius: On the Nature of Things (Loeb Classical Library No. 181)

Images are for illustrative purposes only - Read Full Disclaimer

Lucretius: On the Nature of Things (Loeb Classical Library No. 181)

Book: Hardcover 01 - 01 - 1924

Product ID: 1770046

Condition: New

AED 199.00

chevron_right standard Shipping : 5 to 8 days, Get it by 06 Apr to 11 Apr
chevron_right expedited Shipping : 3 to 5 days, Get it by 04 Apr to 06 Apr

Added to cart

Lucretius: On the Nature of Things (Loeb Classical Library No. 181)
Cart Total
  • Used Book in Good Condition

Publisher : Harvard University Press

Language : English

Hardcover : 672 Pages

ISBN-10 : 0674992008

Original Product Guaranteed - Imported from USA

Product Description Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus) lived ca. 99–ca. 55 BCE, but the details of his career are unknown. He is the author of the great didactic poem in hexameters, De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things). In six books compounded of solid reasoning, brilliant imagination, and noble poetry, he expounds the scientific theories of the Greek philosopher Epicurus, with the aim of dispelling fear of the gods and fear of death and so enabling man to attain peace of mind and happiness. In Book 1 he establishes the general principles of the atomic system, refutes the views of rival physicists, and proves the infinity of the universe and of its two ultimate constituents, matter and void. In Book 2 he explains atomic movement, the variety of atomic shapes, and argues that the atoms lack colour, sensation, and other secondary qualities. In Book 3 he expounds the nature and composition of mind and spirit, proves their mortality, and argues that there is nothing to fear in death. Book 4 explains the nature of sensation and thought, and ends with an impressive account of sexual love. Book 5 describes the nature and formation of our world, astronomical phenomena, the beginnings of life on earth, and the development of civilization. In Book 6 the poet explains various atmospheric and terrestrial phenomena, including thunder, lightning, earthquakes, volcanoes, the magnet, and plagues. The work is distinguished by the fervour and poetry of the author. About the Author William Henry Denham Rouse (1863–1950) was Headmaster of the Perse School and a founding editor of the Loeb Classical Library. Martin Ferguson Smith is Emeritus Professor of Classics, Durham University, UK.

Have a look at the full range of genuine products and brands in our History & Criticism and Ancient & Classical categories that you can safely buy online in United Arab Emirates (UAE) at discounted prices.

Get the lowest prices for products from the Harvard University Press brand. The delivery of Harvard University Press products is free and fast to your doorstep whether its your office, home or wherever you like!.