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Lucretius: De Rerum Natura Book 3: Bk. 3 by Titus Lucretius Carus
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The De Rerum Natura of Lucretius is a sustained and impassioned protest against religious superstition and irrationality. The poem takes the form of a detailed exposition of Epicurean physical theory - an extreme materialism designed to remove and discredit popular fears of the gods, death and an afterlife. Book III is generally accepted to be the finest in the whole poem; Lucretius argues there that the soul is as mortal as the body and shows that human response to the fact of mortality and death can be at once rational, dignified and liberating. Professor Kenney's commentary is the first to give proper critical emphasis to the techniques and intentions of Lucretius' poetry; it can be read with profit by all students of Latin from senior school level upwards.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Titi Lvcreti Cardi de Rervm Natvra Liber Tertivs; Commentary; Bibliography; Addenda; Indexes to the commentary.
Release date NZ
January 27th, 1977
Edited by E J Kenney Series edited by E.J. Kenney Series edited by P.E. Easterling Series edited by Philip Hardie Series edited by Richard Hunter
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
black & white illustrations
Cambridge University Press
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