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Lucretius and the didactic epic

Monica Gale

Lucretius and the didactic epic

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Published by Bristol Classical Press in Bristol .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lucretius Carus, Titus -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Lucretius Carus, Titus.,
  • Didactic poetry, Latin -- History -- Criticism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index

    StatementMonica R. Gale
    SeriesClassical world series
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 70 p. :
    Number of Pages70
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17044738M
    ISBN 101853995576


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This book seeks to resolve the apparent contradiction by locating Lucretius' poem in the context of a very ancient tradition of didactic (or 'teaching') epic. It explores some of the ways in which Lucretius, in this attempt to convince the reader of the truth of his philosophical system, makes the traditional features of epic poetry work for by: 5.

This book seeks to resolve the apparent contradiction by locating Lucretius' poem in the context of a very ancient tradition of didactic (or 'teaching') epic. It explores some of the ways in which Lucretius, in this attempt to convince the reader of the truth of his philosophical system, Lucretius and the didactic epic book the traditional features of epic poetry work for him.

This book seeks to resolve the apparent contradiction by locating Lucretius' poem in the context of a very ancient tradition of didactic (or 'teaching') epic. It explores some of the ways in which Lucretius, in this attempt to convince the reader of the truth of his philosophical system, makes the traditional features of epic poetry Lucretius and the didactic epic book for him.4/5(1).

Lucretius and the didactic epic book Lucretius and the Didactic Epic Classical world series. Lucretius takes a leisurely 7, lines ( pages in the Oxford text) to instruct his student Memmius in the Lucretius and the didactic epic book of the : Katharina Volk.

Books 3 and 4 on human physiology, and Books 5 and 6 on cosmology. prehistory and natural phenomena. She then tackles the question of why Lucretius chose to explain the physical nature of reality in a book of poetry.

a question which arises primarily because modern readers unfamiliar with the classical tradition expect scientific matters to be discussed in : Diana M. Walton. definition. Lucretius' didactic epic is evoked by Ovid as elegist for the same reason in no less striking terms.

One example leaps to mind from the just mentioned exilic letter to Augustus, where the allusion is so direct that we would better term it a. The great fact of Lucretius's life, at least of what is known of it, is his poem, a didactic epic in six books (7, verses, not counting lines lost in transmission) bearing the title De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things); evidence that Lucretius gave his work this title is that he plays upon it in the proem to book 1.

Virgil's agricultural poem, the Georgics, forms part of a long tradition of didactic epic going back to the archaic poet Hesiod. This book explores the relationship between the Georgics and earlier works in the didactic tradition, particularly Lucretius' Cited by: Lucretius and the didactic epic.

[Monica Gale] -- "The De Rerum Natura of Lucretius (. BC) is at first sight something of an oddity; a scientific treatise dealing with atomic physics, human biology and the nature of the cosmos, it is at the. The title of Lucretius’s work translates that of the chief work of Epicurus, Peri physeōs (On Nature), as also of the didactic epic of Empedocles, a pluralist philosopher of nature, of whom Lucretius spoke with admiration only less than that with which he praised his master Epicurus.

Lucretius, De rerum natura (The Nature of Things): Lucretius and the didactic epic book as argument, poetry as a plea for peace” Lucretius Book 1. Poetry of Argument - Latin didactic epic image: translation of Lucretius, Englished in A Google n-gram of “Lucretius” File Size: 2MB.

Gale, Monica R. 'The rhetorical programme of Lucretius I.' NCLS 5,Gale, Monica R. 'War Lucretius and the didactic epic book peace in Lucretius and the Georgics.'Gale, Monica R.

'War and Peace in Lucretius and the Lucretius and the didactic epic bookGale, Monica R. Virgil on the Nature of Things. The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition. Lucretius was a Roman poet and philosopher who wrote "De rerum natura" (On the Nature of Things), an epic poem widely regarded as one of the most influential His only known work is his didactic epic poem, “De rerum natura” (On the Nature of Things), that consisted of six volumes and conveys the ideas of Epicureanism.

Book 1: The. Lucr etius mentions "this evil hour of my country's history" Lucretius and the didactic epic book. After this historical context, let's see what Lucretius himself has to say.

De Rerum Natura (= The Order of Things ; On the Nature of the Universe) is a didactic epic poem. As an epic, it begins with an invocation to the Muse, in this case, Venus. Publisher description: Lucretius’ didactic poem De rerum natura (‘On the Nature of Things’) is an impassioned and visionary presentation of the materialist philosophy of Epicurus, and one of the most powerful poetic texts of antiquity.

After its rediscovery in it became a controversial and seminal work in successive phases of literary history, the history of science. verses of the books of the DRN present themselves as great treasuries of intertextuality and influence and that Lucretius consciously refers and alludes to others, but at the same time criticizes and corrects them.5 Lucretius does this from a unique position, since he has written an epic didactic poem on Epicurean philosophy.

This book gathers together some of the most important and influential scholarly articles of the last sixty to seventy years (three of which are translated into English here for the first time) on the Roman poet Lucretius. Lucretius' philosophical epic, the De Rerum Natura or On the Nature of the Universe (c BC), seeks to convince its reader.

Lucretius's poetry is didactic, that is, poetry that aims overtly to teach something. So the poet is not just a poet, he is a teacher, and the reader is his : Emma Woolerton. Lucretius’ philosophical epic De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things) is a lengthy didactic and narrative celebration of the universe and, in particular, the world of nature and creation in which humanity finds its earliest surviving full scale epic poem from ancient Rome was of immense influence and significance to the development of the Latin epic tradition, and.

De Rerum Natura is Lucretius's majestic elaboration of Greek Epicurean physics and psychology in an epic that unfolds over the course of six books. This sumptuous account of a secular cosmos argues that the soul is mortal, that pleasure is the object of life, and that humanity has free will, among other ideas.

The Georgics has for many years been a source of fierce controversy among scholars of Latin literature. Is the work optimistic or pessimistic, pro- or anti-Augustan. Should we read it as a eulogy or a bitter critique of Rome and her imperial ambitions.

This book suggests that the ambiguity of the poem is the product of a complex and thorough-going engagement. The poetry of Lucretius constitutes one great didactic work in six books, De rerum natura [on the nature of things].

In dignified and beautiful hexameter verse the poet sets forth arguments founded upon the philosophical ideas of Democritus and Epicurus. Lecture on Book II of Lucretius' didactic epic On the Nature of Things (de rerum natura, focussing on the account of the motion, collision and.

The earliest biographical information on Lucretius dates from the fourth century and cannot be considered reliable. His philosophical poem On the Nature of Things, written in the form of a didactic epic, expounds the teachings of the Greek philosopher Epicurus, chiefly his physics but briefly touching upon his theories of cognition and ethics.

An overview of the overall structure of Lucretius' didactic epic On the Nature of Things (De rerum natura), and of Book I, on the basic propositions of Epicurean atomism. I use the translation of. Shelley thought all didactic poetry an 'abhorrence, ' and most of the Romantics agreed with this judgment.

Critics in this century have been less dismissive of the genre, but seem puzzled by it. There has been a tendency to treat a didactic poem as though it were a kind of lyric, in which the focus of interest lies in the emotions and feelings of the writer.

First, as a literary work, a didactic epic, the poem presup-poses a general paideia, education, that is, the broadest literary tradition.2 But on another 2 Lucretius's assumption of a literate reader is well brought out by M.

Erler, 'Meditative elements in Lucretius' De rerum natura ' in Lucretius and his intellectual background, eds K. Written in the first century b.C., On the Nature of Things (in Latin, De Rerum Natura) is a poem in six books that aims at explaining the Epicurean philosophy to the Roman digressions about the importance of philosophy in men's life and praises of Epicurus, Lucretius created a solid treatise on the atomic theory, the falseness of religion and many kinds of.

Introduction. Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus, b. 94–d. 55 or 51 BCE) was one of the most important Latin poets of was a predecessor of Virgil, who was profoundly influenced by him. His only known work is his poem De rerum natura (On the nature of the universe, or On the nature of things; frequently referred to as DRN), a didactic work of six books in epic.

Lucretius on Creation and Evolution: A Commentary on De Rerum Natura, Book Five, Lines Oxford University Press. Oxford University Press. Monica R. Gale. Lucretius and the Didactic Epic.

Bristol Classical Press. 70pp. Myrto Garani. Poetry and Analogy in Empedocles and Lucretius. Routledge. On the Nature of Things (in Latin, "De Rerum Natura") is a poem in six books that aims at explaining the Epicurean philosophy to the Roman audience.

Among digressions about the importance of philosophy in men's life and praises of Epicurus, Lucretius created a solid treatise on the atomic theory, the falseness of religion and many kinds of.

Lucretius, The Nature of Things “Poetry as argument, poetry as plea for a quiet peace” Spring Titus Lucretius Carus ( BCE) was a poet-philosopher of the 1 st century Roman republic and the author of a didactic epic, The Nature of Things (De Rerum natura).

He is a follower of Epicurus, the 4 th centuryFile Size: KB. “A volume which no student of Lucretius, of the classics, of philosophic literature can afford to ignore.” —Paul Friedländer, American Journal of Philology () Titus Lucretius Carus (ca.

99–55 B. C.) is known primarily as the Roman author of the long didactic poem De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things). With no harm to his philosophical scope, the author composed a didactic poem of epic flavor, of which the imagery and style are highly praised.

(Summary by Leni) On the Nature of Things (Watson translation) by CARUS, Titus Lucretius LibriVox5/5(1). In the first century B.C., amidst the constant turmoil and upheaval of the late Roman Republic, a poet named Titus Lucretius Carus, about whom we know next to nothing, composed one of the unlikeliest masterpieces of Western literature: an epic-length didactic poem in Latin hexameters on atomic theory and Epicurean philosophy, known to us as De Rerum.

of the Universe in Six Books by Lucretius Carus, B.C. ON THE NATURE OF THINGS. Type of work: Didactic epic Author: Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus, ñ 98 Â.Ñ B.C.) First transcribed: First century B.C.

On the Nature of Things (De rerum natura) is justly renowned as the greatest poetic monument of Epicurean philosophy. Life Almost nothing is known about Lucretius (loo-KREE-shuhs). What little is known is contradictory and largely mythical, apart from the fact that he was a Roman poet who composed in epic.

Lucretius, The Nature of Things “A Poetry of Argument, a Poetry of Strength” Titus Lucretius Carus ( BCE) was a poet-philosopher of the 1st century Roman republic and the author of a didactic epic, The Nature of Things (De Rerum natura).He is a follower of Epicurus, the 4th century BCE Greek philosopher who advocated the value of a life of quiet.

Lucretius' didactic poem De rerum natura ('On the Nature of Things') is an impassioned and visionary presentation of the materialist philosophy of Epicurus, and one of the most powerful poetic texts of antiquity. Lucretius' dazzling poetic work, On the Nature of Things, composed during the late Roman Republic, has captivated imaginations for twenty-one centuries.

If only for its elegant poetic language, On the Nature of Things transcends its age, and generations of readers have turned to it for comfort and inspiration. Composed in the genre known as didactic poetry, this hexameter epic Brand: Barnes & Noble.

Lucretius: De Rerum Natura V by Monica R. Gale,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(32).Title of Thesis: LUCRETIUS: THE WONDERER Inna Kunz, Master of Arts full name Titus Lucretius Download pdf. His didactic epic poem On the Nature of Things is an exposition of the In his book about the influence of Lucretius, Hadzsits () wrote that “the intelligent and eager searcher for god, in Rome, in the first century.Find many great ebook & used options and get the best deals for Latin Epic and Didactic Poetry: Genre, Tradition and Individuality (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay!

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