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    DescriptionTitus 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"). In it, he set out to explicate the universe, embracing and refuting ideas of the great Greek philosophers.Now, available in paperback, this annotated scholarly edition of the Latin text of "De Rerum Natura" has long been hailed as one of the finest editions of this monumental work. It features an introduction to Lucretius' life and work by William Ellery Leonard, an introduction to and commentary on the poem by Stanley Barney Smith, the complete Latin text with detailed annotations, and an index of ancient sources.

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    De Rerum Natura
    The Latin Text of Lucretius
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by William Ellery Leonard, Edited by Stanley Barney Smith
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 896
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 51 mm
    Weight: 1,134 g
    ISBN 13: 9780299003647
    ISBN 10: 0299003647

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    1, Annotated
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Illustrations note
    8 plates
    University of Wisconsin Press
    Imprint name
    University of Wisconsin Press
    Publication date
    15 December 2008
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    Author Information
    William Ellery Leonard (1876-1944) was a poet and professor of English at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, where he taught from 1906 until his death. Stanley Barney Smith (1895-1962) was professor of classics at Bowdoin College, 1927-1946. He also taught at the Ohio State University and the University of Illinois during his distinguished career.
    Review quote
    "A volume which no student of Lucretius, of the classics, of philosophic literature can afford to ignore." - Paul Friedlander, American Journal of Philology (1945) "For students approaching Lucretius this remains the only commentary in English on the entire work in one volume. Leonard's passionate introduction is a signal milestone in the history of the poem's reception, while the notes in Smith's commentary are a helpful guide to interpretation." - Peter Knox, editor of Oxford Readings in Ovid "A tremendous amount of material which will undoubtedly prove of great value to the students of Lucretius." - Phillip de Lacy, Classical Philology (1943)"