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    Lucretius on Creation and Evolution: Book 5 Lines 772-1104: A Commentary on De Rerum Natura Book 5 Lines 772-1104 (Oxford Classical Monographs) (Hardback) By (author) Gordon Campbell

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    DescriptionLucretius' account of the origin of life, the origin of species, and human prehistory is the longest and most detailed account extant from the ancient world. It gives an anti-teleological mechanistic theory of zoogony and the origin of species that does away with the need for any divine aid or design in the process, and accordingly it has been seen as a forerunner of Darwin's theory of evolution. This commentary locates Lucretius in both the ancient and modern contexts, and treats Lucretius' ideas as very much alive rather than as historical concepts. The recent revival of creationism makes this study particularly relevant to contemporary debate, and indeed, many of the central questions posed by creationists are those Lucretius attempts to answer.


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    Title
    Lucretius on Creation and Evolution: Book 5 Lines 772-1104
    Subtitle
    A Commentary on De Rerum Natura Book 5 Lines 772-1104
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gordon Campbell
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199263967
    ISBN 10: 0199263965
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    LC classification: PA6485 .C36 2003
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    29 January 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Gordon Campbell is Lecturer in Ancient Classics at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth
    Review quote
    Gordon Campbell's stylish commentary...proves a success. The strength of Campbell's commentary lies in his eagerness to view Lucretius' poem through a fresh prism. The result is a scrupulous analysis and a stimulating interpretation. Certainly this book, with its distinctive personal color, constitutes a major contribution to Lucretian scholarship. Myrto Garani, Classical Studies
    Table of contents
    Introduction ; Text ; Translation ; Commentary