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De Rerum Natura: Libri Sex

by Titus Lucretius Carus, William Ellery Leonard (Editor), Stanley Barney Smith (Editor)

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Edition: // Descr: xxi, 538 p. 17 cm. // Series: The Loeb Classical Library Call No. { 871 L96-L 1 } Series Edited by T.E. Page With an English Translation by W.H.D. Rouse Contains Latin and English Versions and Index. // //
  ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
Edition: // Descr: vi, 886 p. : ill. 24 cm. // Series: Call No. { 871 L96 1 } Edited with Introduction and Commentary by William Ellery Leonard and Stanley Barney Smith Contains Index of Ancient Sources Cited and General Index. // //
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The Commentarius (Commentary) is the second volume of Karl (Carl) Lachmann's first edition of Lucretius, De rerum natura (Lucretius wrote in the Late Republican Rome, at the middle of 1st century b.C., the most important Latin work about Epicurus' Perì phýseōs and among the most important ones, with the Georgics of Virgil, in Latin didactic poetry). Lachmann was one of the leading German classicists (and as a distinguished Germanist made relevant editions, too, of many Middle High German poets: see also Karl Lachmann. Eine Biographie, by Martin Julius Hertz, 1851). The two books were the principal occupation of his live from 1845 and are the founding work of 19th century classical philology and modern textual criticism; while drawing the stemma of the older extant MSS of Lucretius with a rigidly scientific recensio Lachmann succeeded in tracing back the lost archetype of the De rerum natura (written during the Carolingian Renaissance) and developed the method which still today is named from him (Lachmann's method, or Lachmannsche Methode: see Sebastiano Timpanaro, La genesi del metodo del Lachmann, Firenze 1963, and many other revised editions; English ed. The genesis of Lachmann's method, Chicago 2005).
A second, revised edition (both the text of Lucretius and the Commentary) was published in 1855.
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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). 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’s 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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