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(LUCRETIUS). SEDLEY, David. Lucretius and the Transformation of Greek Wisdom. (Cambridge) : Cambridge University Press, (2003). First Paperback Printing. Pp [i]-xviii,1-234,(6). Index. 8vo (153 x 229 mm), grey card covers, lettered in white.
David Neil Sedley, F.B.A. (b. May 30, 1947).
"This book is designed to appeal both to those interested in Roman poetry and to specialists in ancient philosophy. In it David Sedley explores Lucretius' complex relationship with Greek culture, in particular with Empedocles, whose poetry was the model for his own, with Epicurus, the source of his philosophical inspiration, and with the Greek language itself.
He includes a detailed reconstruction of Epicurus' great treatise On Nature, and seeks to show how Lucretius worked with this as his sole philosophical source, but gradually emancipated himself from its structure, transforming its raw contents into something radically new. By pursuing these themes, the book uncovers many unrecognised aspects of Lucretius' methods and achievements as a poetic craftsman."
1. The Empedoclean opening.
2. Two languages, two worlds.
3. Lucretius the fundamentalist.
4. Epicurus, On Nature.
5. Lucretius' plan and its execution.
6. The imprint of Theophrastus.
7. The transformation of Book I.
With bibliography and indices.
Very good. 45.00
Title: Lucretius and the Transformation of Greek Wisdom. First Paperback Printing
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2003, ISBN:0521542146: 2003
ISBN Number: 0521542146
ISBN Number 13: 9780521542142
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