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Of the nature of things

by Titus Lucretius Carus

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Published by Dutton in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Greek literature

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    Statementby Lucretius. Translation by William Ellery Leonard
    SeriesDutton everyman paperback -- D7
    ContributionsLeonard, William Ellery, 1876-1944, tr
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPA6483.E5 L4 1957
    The Physical Object
    Pagination300 p.
    Number of Pages300
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24767954M
    OCLC/WorldCa344290

    The Book of Nature is a religious and philosophical concept originating in the Latin Middle Ages which views nature as a book to be read for knowledge and understanding. There also was a book written by Conrad of Megenberg in the 14th century with the original German title of "Buch der Natur". The Nature of Things by Titus Lucretius Carus and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at magny-notaires.com On the Nature of Things by Lucretius - AbeBooks magny-notaires.com Passion for books.

    After a wonderful recess praising the activities of nature, Lucretius closes this book with a prologue to Luxurious cosmology. Since, as he built up in Book I, the universe is unending, there must be a boundless number of universes like our own, with their own populaces of living things. The Book of Nature is written in an universal character, which everyone may read in his own language. It contains not words, but things which picture out the Divine perfection. The firmament everywhere expanded, with all its starry host, declares the immensity and .

    Lucretius' On the Nature of Things (De Rerum Natura in the original Latin) is a long philosophical poem that discusses important aspects of Epicurean thought. This is an especially valuable work. On The Nature Of Things Book 2 Summary Grows fear of contentment his examination of the creation of the role of these random atomic motions, and be infinite universe, and it to Epicurean astronomy. Since, as he established in greater depth, picking up this does not mean that attributing anything to preserve its resources.


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Aug 21,  · It would be like writing a poem of all of our cuurent understandings "Of The Nature Of Things" - it was a monumental task to execute such a poem, as Lucretius did in his time. This is a must have book for any Humanist, free-thinker, scientifically oriented person/5(29).

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The Nature of Things book. Read 24 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Poetry. Translated from the French by Lee Fahnestock.

First pu /5. Convinced thou must confess such things there are As have no parts, the minimums of nature. And since these are, likewise confess thou must That primal bodies are solid and eterne. Again, if Nature, creatress of all things, Were wont to force all things to be resolved Unto least parts, then would she not avail To reproduce from out them anything.

On the Nature of Things is divided into six sections, or books, which we can loosely divide into three pairs. Books I and II deal with the basic principles of atoms. Book I defines atoms and lays out the fundamental laws that govern them.

Buy Books and CD-ROMs: Help: On the Nature of Things By Lucretius Written 50 B.C.E Translated by William Ellery Leonard. On the Nature of Things has been divided into the following sections: Book I [94k] Book II [k] Book III [95k] Book IV [k] Book V [k] Book VI [k] Download: A k text-only version is available for download.

On the Nature of Things On the Nature of Things, long poem written in Latin as De rerum natura by Lucretius that sets forth the physical theory of the Greek philosopher Epicurus. The title of Lucretius’s work translates that of the chief work of Epicurus, Peri physeōs (On Nature).

Lucretius: De rerum natura. Jul 26,  · Lucretius' poem On the Nature of Things combines a scientific and philosophical treatise with some of the greatest poetry ever written. With intense moral fervour he 5/5(1).

Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Of the Nature of Things (De Rerum Natura) was Roman philosopher Lucretius' first century didactic poem spanning six books, painstakingly transcribed on papyrus rolls and stored in circumspect for centuries.

It explains the tenets of Epicureanism, a belief in striving for pleasure without pain (a form of hedonism), seeking knowledge of the workings of the world (atomism), and understanding the nature Author: Lucretius.

The Nature of Things (or De Rerum Natura in the original Latin) by Lucretius is a combination of poetry, science and philosophy. The poem explores Lucretius’ belief about the gods, humanity, the senses, the world, and the universe, all through the philosophical framework of Epicurus.4/5.

But yet because true reasoning and the nature of things constrains us, give heed, until in a few verses we set forth that there are things which exist with solid and everlasting body, which we show to be the seeds of things and their first-beginnings, out of which the whole sum of things.

Apr 19,  · This is a well written and interesting book, though it's mostly science-based speculation spiced with a bit of of pseudoscience.

In general, I would never recommend anything with any pseudoscience as basis but this book big redeeming quality is that it does not aim at convincing us but at making us think differently, by wondering and questioning many of the things we think we know/5.

Lucretius's scientific poem "On the Nature of Things" (c. 60 BC) has a remarkable description of Brownian motion of dust particles in verses – from Book II. He Era: Hellenistic philosophy. De rerum natura (Latin:  [deː ˈreːrũː naːˈtuːraː] ; 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 magny-notaires.comy: Roman Republic. fall, it is the •swerve' which preserves in inorganic nature that curious element of spontaneity which we call chance,1 and it is the •swerve', become conscious in the sensitive aggregate of the atoms of the.

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On the Nature of Things/The Discourses/The Meditations book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. On the Nature of Things/The Discourses/The Meditations book.

Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Lucretius: On the Nature of Things was actually my favorite book in this book. Super enjoyable/5.Read Book V - The World Is Not Eternal of Of the Nature of Things by Lucretius.

The text begins: And first, Since body of earth and water, air's light breath, And fiery exhalations (of which four This sum of things is seen to be compact) So all have birth and perishable frame, Thus the whole nature of the world itself Must be conceived as perishable too.The sum of things there is no power can change, For naught exists outside, to which can flee Out of the world matter of any kind, Nor forth from which a fresh supply can spring, Break in upon the founded world, and change Whole nature of things, and turn their motions about.