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This ebook reviews the constitution and origins of De Rerum Natura (On the character of things), the good first-century BC poem via Lucretius. via displaying how he labored from the literary version set through the Greek poet Empedocles yet below the philosophical concept of the Greek thinker Epicurus, the e-book seeks to signify Lucretius' precise poetic achivement. it's addressed to these either in Latin poetry and in historical Greek and Roman philosophy.

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