The Roman Republic poet Lucretius’ epic poem ‘De Rerum Natura’ expounds the scientific theories of Epicurus, with the aim of dispelling fear of the gods and death, enabling man to attain peace of mind and happiness. The great work had a lasting influence on Virgil and the Augustan poets and remains one of the greatest achievements of Latin literature. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin texts.This comprehensive eBook presents Lucretius’ complete extant works, with beautiful illustrations, dual Latin and English text, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)
The Nature of Things combines some of the greatest poetry ever written, with a scientific and philosophical treatise.Lucretius guides the reader through an extraordinary breadth of subject matter, ranging from the indestructibility of atoms and the discovery of fire, to the folly of romantic love and the phenomena of…
* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Lucretius’ life and works * Features the complete extant works of Lucretius, in both English translation and the original Latin * Concise introduction to the epic poem * Provides both verse (William Ellery Leonard) and prose (H. A. J. Munro) translations of ‘De Rerum Natura’ * Includes H. A. J. Munro’s celebrated prose translation * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the books you want to read with individual contents tables * Provides a special dual English and Latin text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraphideal for students * Features a bonus biographydiscover Lucretius’ ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genresPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titlesCONTENTS:The Translations ON THE NATURE OF THINGS: PROSE TRANSLATION ON THE NATURE OF THINGS: VERSE TRANSLATIONThe Latin Text CONTENTS OF THE LATIN TEXTThe Dual Text DUAL LATIN AND ENGLISH TEXTThe Biography LUCRETIUS by William Young SellarPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
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