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TITI LUCRETII CARI DE RERUM NATURA
Libri IV
De rerum natura (On the Nature of Things) is a first-century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius (c. 99 BC – c. 55 BC) with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience.
The poem, written in some 7,400 dactylic hexameters, is divided into six untitled books, and explores Epicurean physics through poetic language and metaphors.
Namely, Lucretius explores the principles of atomism; the nature of the mind and soul; explanations of sensation and thought; the development of the world and its phenomena; and explains a variety of celestial and terrestrial phenomena. The universe described in the poem operates according to these physical principles, guided by fortuna ("chance"), and not the divine intervention of the traditional Roman deities.
Printed in Padua, Italy in 1751
Vellum bound.
Good condition except some damage to the back cover margin, visible on the last photo. Minor foxing.
Text in Latin
Size 4 3/4 by 7"



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    1751 VELLUM BOUND TITI LUCRETII CARI DE RERUM NATURA

    Estimate $300 - $350Jun 02, 2020
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