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    De Rerum Natura: Bk. 3 (de Rerum Natura) (Paperback) By (author) Titus Lucretius Carus, Edited by E. J. Kenney, Series edited by P. E. Easterling, Series edited by Philip Hardie, Series edited by Richard Hunter, Series edited by E. J. Kenney

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    DescriptionThe De Rerum Natura of Lucretius is a sustained and impassioned protest against religious superstition and irrationality. The poem takes the form of a detailed exposition of Epicurean physical theory - an extreme materialism designed to remove and discredit popular fears of the gods, death and an afterlife. Book III is generally accepted to be the finest in the whole poem; Lucretius argues there that the soul is as mortal as the body and shows that human response to the fact of mortality and death can be at once rational, dignified and liberating. Professor Kenney's commentary is the first to give proper critical emphasis to the techniques and intentions of Lucretius' poetry; it can be read with profit by all students of Latin from senior school level upwards.

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    De Rerum Natura: Bk. 3
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Titus Lucretius Carus, Edited by E. J. Kenney, Series edited by P. E. Easterling, Series edited by Philip Hardie, Series edited by Richard Hunter, Series edited by E. J. Kenney
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 123 mm
    Height: 186 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 300 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521291774
    ISBN 10: 0521291771

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
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    Publication date
    26 February 2004
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    Review quote
    'This is a thoroughly professional commentary, long overdue, certainly the soundest available guide for anyone beginning to read Lucretius, and all written with a brevity that comes near to wit.' David West, Journal of Roman Studies 'The result ... is excitingly successful ... Somehow [the editor] has managed ... to talk about the important matters, to ask the right questions, to admit uncertainty, and to elucidate the purport of individual paragraphs and yet not to lose sight of their particular function within the Book as a whole.' J. P. Elder, American Journal of Philosophy 'Fur die grammatisch-stilistische Einzelerklarung ist K.s Kommentar vorzuglich; hier leistet er nicht selten Besseres als Bailey. Dem mit L.'Sprache unvertrauten Anfanger wird er ein nutzlicher Helfer sein; die Mittel und die Kunst der Darstellung ... werden sachkundig erlautert.' Konrad Muller, Gnomon
    Table of contents
    Preface; Introduction; Titi Lvcreti Cardi de Rervm Natvra Liber Tertivs; Commentary; Bibliography; Addenda; Indexes to the commentary.