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De rerum natura libri sex; recognovit…

De rerum natura libri sex; recognovit brevique adnotatione critica… (original 1900; edition 1959)

by Titus Lucretius Carus, Cyril Bailey

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Title:De rerum natura libri sex; recognovit brevique adnotatione critica instruxit Cyrillus Bailey
Authors:Titus Lucretius Carus
Other authors:Cyril Bailey
Info:Oxonii e Typographeo Clarendoniano [1959]
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De Rerum Natura by Lucretius (1900)



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Two prefaces, written in (MDCCCXCVIII) 1898 and 1921 (MCMXXI), for the first and second editions, and a brief reference for abbreviations used to identify which resource was used for parts of the work, with numbered stanzas to help one keep one's place. This work is entirely written in Latin, including the footnotes at the bottom of each page.

I confess that I wish they'd put page numbers on the book, but Oxford Classical Texts are otherwise such a remarkable joy that page numbers are a very small thing. A remarkable effort, and worth every penny. ( )
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Aeneadvm genetrix, hominum divumque voluptas, alma Venus, caeli subter labentia signa quae mare navigerum, quae terras frugiferentis concelebras, per te quoniam genus omne animantum concipitur visitque exortum lumina solis; te, dea, te fugiunt venti, te nubila caeli adventumque tuum, tibi suavis daedala tellus summittit flores, tibi rident aequora ponti placatumque nitet diffuso lumine caelum.
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The purpose of this edition is to demonstrate the quality and interest of book VI: the intellectual curiosity of the analyst of earthquakes, volcanoes and marvellous phenomena, the rhetorical and philosophical powers of a thinker who wants to make his interpretation of Epicureanism both cogent and vivid, the deep humane compassion of the chronicler of the Plague at Athens, the sheer brilliance of the poet whose verse inspired all later writers in the tradition. This edition of the book is designed to make the poem accessible to readers who have not picked up Lucretius before and so the background has been treated as fully as possible in. Latin text with facing-page translation. 200p (Aris and Phillips 1991)

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