On the Nature of Things, Translated by Martin Ferguson Smith by Titus Lucretius Carus

By Titus Lucretius Carus

Martin Ferguson Smith's paintings on Lucretius is either renowned and very popular. even if, his 1969 translation of De Rerum Natura--long out of print--is almost unknown. Readers will proportion our pleasure within the discovery of this actual and fluent prose rendering. For this variation, Professor Smith presents a revised translation, new advent, headnotes and bibliography.

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33 So the account of the plague does not reOect the poet's pessimism and despair. Rather "the prospect of salvation and of a heaven on earth which Lucretius offers ... _... ---- 33. Sec especially H. S. , "Lucretius' Interpretation ofthe Plague," Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 62 (1957) 105-118. Sec also my notes in the Loeb edition 492 493, 578 579. 34. Loeb edition 579. SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING (Confined, except/or Greek and Latin texts, to works in English) 1. Lucretius Aigra, K.

They claim that 27. 336-337: The translation "province ... prevent" is an inadequate attempt to reproduce the pun oIJicium ... (~IJicere. 28. 370-371: The theory that Lucf. : 13 waters yield to the pressure of squamous ereatures and open liquid paths for them, because the fish leave behind them spaces into which the waters that yield can stream together; and they maintain that other things are able to move by the same reciprocal process and so exchange position, even though the universe is a plenum.

Lucretius and llis Intellectual Backgruund (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences: Amsterdam, 1997). The majority of the contributions are in English. jJicUI1IS (Cornell University Press: Ithaca, NY, IYln). llcretius, Virgil, alld Ovid (University of Toronto Press: Toronto, 1996). Dudley, D. R. ), Lucretius (Routledge and Kegan Paul: London, 1965). Gale, M. , Myth alld Poeliy ill Lucretius (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 1994). Hadzsits, G. , Lucretius and His Influence (Harrap: London, 1935).

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