Lucretius The Nature of the Universe Author:Lucretius Lucretius (c. 100-c. 55 B.C.), who devoted his life to the exposition of the teachings of Epicurus, wrote with the force of an unshakeable personal conviction in the materialistic doctrine. This poet's view of the scientific attidtude of his time towards matter, atoms, the workings of the mind, cosmology, and geology, inter alia, can be read tod... more »ay as it was intended two thousand years ago: as an appeal to a disillusioned age to take comfort from the sanity of science.
R.E. Latham's direct and lucid prose translation makes clear for the reader both the differences ad the resemblances between ancient and modern materialism.
The pages of this book are yellowing, but it is still readable.The was a small sticker on the front cover which has been removed.« less