The Nature of Things
The Nature of Things
Translated by A. E. Stallings





The seminal Epicurean text, in a brilliant new translation

The Epicureans of ancient Rome discarded the ideas of life after death and of an interventionist God in favor of the tactile pleasures of nature. In The Nature of Things, Lucretius celebrates with wit and sharp perception the extraordinary breadth of the Epicurean belief system, ranging from the indestructibility of atoms and the discovery of fire to the folly of romantic love and the phenomena of clouds and rainstorms.

Title The Nature of Things
Author Lucretius
Translated by A. E. Stallings
Publisher Penguin Classics
Dewey Classification 871.01
Title First Published 26 July 2007
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 336 p.
ISBN-10 0140447962
ISBN-13 9780140447965
Publication Date 26 July 2007
Main content page count 336
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $16.00
 


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