On the Nature of Things: De Rerum NaturaPaperback Focus Philosophical Library (Paperback)
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- Publisher: Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
- Format: Paperback | 256 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 18mm | 272g
- Publication date: 1 March 2003
- Publication City/Country: USA
- ISBN 10: 0941051218
- ISBN 13: 9780941051217
- Sales rank: 522,295
This text is a translation of Lucretius' poem which adheres faithfully to the text, yet with poetic force, accuracy, and humanitas and includes introduction, notes, and a glossary of philosophical terms cross-referenced to use throughout the poem.
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Walter Englert is the Omar and Althea Hoskins Professor of Classical Studies at Reed College in Oregon. He earned his PhD at Stanford University, and has published on aspects of Epicureanism, Stoicism and Roman Philosophy.
Englert's translation of the poem is indeed accurate and readable. He knows the poem as thoroughly as he knows the scholarship that bears on it... an admirable translation, admirably supported by scholarly tools.-- W.R. Johnson, University of Chicag
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English translation of Classic Latin text with notes, introduction, glossary of key terms. .An outstanding translation of the complete poem which adheres faithfully to the text, with poetic force, accuracy, and humanitas. Includes intro, notes, outline and a glossary of philosophical terms cross-referenced to use throughout the poem.