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De Rerum Natura

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ISBN : 9004085122
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Commentary On Lucretius De Rerum Natura

Author : Former Felow and Tutor in Classics Don Fowler
ISBN : 0199243581
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Lucretius' theory of atomic motion is one of the most difficult and technical parts of De rerum natura, and, for that reason, has hitherto been neglected by commentators. This is the first commentary to take account of the remarkable discoveries and re-evaluations in the field of Hellenisticphilosophy over the past fifty-five years, which have been stimulated by the publication of many more Epicurean fragments from Herculaneum. The philosophical aspects of the poem cannot, however, be separated from the literary features.. The late Don Fowler possessed rare and unrivalled expertise inboth the workings of Latin poetry and the intricacies of Epicurean philosophy. His commentary, therefore, sets new standards for Lucretian studies in its awesome command both of the literary, philological, and philosophical background to the poem, and of the relevant modern scholarship. The detailednotation, the clear interpretations of Greek philosophical terminology, and the systematic contextualization of Lucretius within the entire Graeco-Roman cultural tradition enable the reader to achieve a profound understanding of the great complexity of this text. Lucretius on Atomic Motion makes anexceptional contribution to the history of the Latin poetic language (for which Lucretius is of fundamental and innovative importance), yet, at the same time, manages to be a tool of interpretation of the Graeco-Latin philosophical debate which infuses Lucretius' verse. Don Fowler's commentary willbe invaluable not only to Lucretian specialists but also to the whole world of classical scholarship.
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Aeneid 1 6

Author : Vergil
ISBN : 9781585106387
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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The first of a two-volume edition of Vergil's Aeneid, Aeneid 1–6 is part of a new series of Vergil commentaries from Focus, designed specifically for college students and informed by the most up-to-date scholarship. The editors, who are scholars of Roman epic, not only provide grammatical and syntantical aid in translating and navigating the complexities of Vergil's Latin, but also elucidate the stylistic and interpretive issues that enhance and sustain readers' appreciation of the Aeneid. Editions of individual Aeneid books with expanded comments and general vocabulary of each book are also being made available by Focus. FEATURES: The complete Books 1–6 in Latin with the most up-to-date notes and commentary by today’s leading scholars of Roman epic; A general introduction to the entire volume that sets forth the literary, cultural, political, and historical background necessary to interpret and understand Vergil; Book commentaries that include: an introduction to each book, as well as shorter introductions to major sections to help frame salient passages for students; line-by-line notes providing grammatical and syntactical help in translating, discussion of the most up-to-date scholarship, and explanations of literary references that help students make connections between Vergil and Homer; Appendix on meter clearly and helpfully demonstrating the metrical concepts employed in the Aeneid with actual examples from the text, giving students the framework for understanding Vergil’s poetic artistry; Glossary on rhetorical, syntactic, and grammatical terms that aids students in identifying and discussing the characteristic elements of Vergil's style.
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British Books In Print

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105015553055
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Lucretius De Rerum Natura

Author : Titus Lucretius Carus
ISBN : 0521291771
Genre : History
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With a commentary giving proper critical emphasis to the techniques and intentions of Lucretius' poetry.
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Vergil S Georgics And The Traditions Of Ancient Epic

Author : Joseph Farrell
ISBN : 0195067061
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this important and original new book, Joseph Farrell argues that there is a detailed and extensive program of literary allusion in Vergil's Georgics, moving basically from Hesiod and Aratus in the first book, to Lucretius in the middle two, to Homer in the fourth. This program involves what he calls "analytic" allusion, namely a reconstruction or interpretation of the texts alluded to; and, he contends, the direction of the allusion, moving from Hesiod (and perhaps Alexandrian poetics) toward Homer and heroic epic, helps to clarify the development of Vergil's poetic career, which moves from the Callimacheanism of the Eclogues to the full-fledged epic of the Aeneid. Applying to the Georgics the full range of recent scholarly methodology, Farrell's pathbreaking book will be of great interest to all scholars and students of Vergil, classical literature, and literary allusion.
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De Rerum Natura Five

Author : Titus Lucretius Carus
ISBN : 0856688843
Genre : Literary Criticism
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For a work written more than two thousand years ago, in a society in many ways quite alien to our own, Lucretius' De Rerum Natura contains much of striking, even startling, contemporary relevance. This is true, above all, of the fifth book, which begins by putting a strong case against what it has recently become fashionable to call 'intelligent design', and ends with an account of human evolution and the development of society in which the limitations of technological progress form a strong and occasionally explicit subtext. Along the way, the poet touches on many themes which may strike a chord with the twenty-first century reader: the fragility of our ecosystem, the corruption of political life, the futility of consumerism and the desirability of limiting our acquisitive instincts are all highly topical issues for us, as for the poem's original audience. Book V also offers a fascinating introduction to the world-view of the upper-class Roman of the first century BC. This edition (which complements existing Aris and Phillips commentaries on books 3, 4 and 6) will help to make Lucretius' urgent and impassioned argument, and something of his remarkable poetic style, accessible to a wider audience, including those with little or no knowledge of Latin. Both the translation and commentary aim to explain the scientific argument of the book as clearly as possible; and to convey at least some impression of the poetic texture of Lucretius' Latin.
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