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De Rerum Natura

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by Titus Lucretius Carus

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Published by University of Wisconsin Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Poetry texts & anthologies,
  • General,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Poetry

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages886
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9889381M
    ISBN 100299003620
    ISBN 109780299003623

    Principium cuius hinc nobis exordia sumet, nullam rem e nihilo gigni divinitus umquam. What is there that looks so fearsome? Yes, throughout seas and mountains and sweeping rivers and leafy homes of birds and grassy plains, striking fond love into the breasts of all thou constrainest them each after its kind to continue their races with desire. Right here remains A certain slender means to skulk from truth, Which Anaxagoras takes unto himself, Who holds that all things lurk commixed with all While that one only comes to view, of which The bodies exceed in number all the rest, And lie more close to hand and at the fore- A notion banished from true reason far.

    Besides, there's naught of which thou canst declare It lives disjoined from body, shut from void- A kind of third in nature. Since an immutable somewhat still must be, Lest all things utterly be sped to naught; For change in anything from out its bounds Means instant death of that which was before. Lucretius concludes that "one of these causes must certainly operate in our world It was to appease that soul-crushing fear that Epicurus turned the atomic theory of Democritus and Leucippus into a means to provide a physics-based rationale of the world around us: if we understand the physics, we will see that we have nothing to fear from the gods.

    But in reality, repose is given Unto no bodies 'mongst the elements, Because there is no bottom whereunto They might, as 'twere, together flow, and where They might take up their undisturbed abodes. Whence he to us, a conqueror, reports What things can rise to being, what cannot, And by what law to each its scope prescribed, Its boundary stone that clings so deep in Time. But to lay down which of them it is lies beyond the range of our stumbling progress. Book I Opens with an prayer to Venus, lamenting the barbarous business of warfare [e.


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The one major exception to this was Isidore of Sevillewho at the start of the 7th century produced a work on astronomy and natural history dedicated to the Visigothic king Sisebut that was entitled De natura rerum.

And fawning breed Of house-bred whelps do feel the sudden urge To shake their bodies and start from off the ground, As if beholding stranger-visages. Female sexual passion can be real, however. As for the primary elements, no force has power to extinguish them Lucretius shows us the existence of invisible particles via the visible reality of the world around us, bombarding his reader with arguments and examples, to bring us what he believes is the truth of the universe and the key to contentment.

Before thee, goddess, flee the winds, the clouds of heaven ; before thee and thy advent ; for thee earth manifold in works, puts forth sweet-smelling flowers; for thee the levels of the sea do laugh and heaven propitiated shines with outspread light.

The shape of these atoms, their properties, their movements, the laws under which they enter into combination and assume forms and qualities appreciable by the senses, with other preliminary matters on their nature and affections, together with a refutation of objections and opposing hypothesesoccupy the first two books.

Since there is ever an extreme bounding point Of that first body which our senses now Cannot perceive: That bounding point indeed Exists without all parts, a minimum Of nature, nor was e'er a thing apart, As of itself,- nor shall hereafter be, Since 'tis itself still parcel of another, A first and single part, whence other parts And others similar in order lie In a packed phalanx, filling to the full The nature of first body: being thus Not self-existent, they must cleave to that From which in nowise they can sundered be.

Nor would the same fruits keep constant to trees, but would change ; any tree might bear any fruit. But now Because the fastenings of primordial parts Are put together diversely and stuff Is everlasting, things abide the same Unhurt and sure, until some power comes on Strong to destroy the warp and woof of each: Nothing returns to naught; but all return At their collapse to primal forms of stuff.

Fear holds dominion over mortality Only because, seeing in land and sky So much the cause whereof no wise they know, Men think Divinities are working there. And since thou alone art pilot to the nature of things, and nothing without thine aid comes forth into the bright coasts of light, nor waxes glad nor lovely.

In the introduction to his translation of De rerum natura, Anthony M. So in our programme of creation, mark How 'tis that, though the bodies of all stuff The ways whereby some things are fashioned soft- Air, water, earth, and fiery exhalations- And by what force they function and go on: The fact is founded in the void of things.

For-- and here I call to witness the sacred, peacefully tranquil minds of the gods, who pass placid days and a life of calm-- who has the power to rule the entirety of the immeasurable.

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Or how, when thus restored, may daedal Earth Foster and plenish with her ancient food, Which, kind by kind, she offers unto each? Men for instance might rise out of the sea, the scaly race out of the earth, and birds might burst out of the sky; horned and other herds, every kind of wild I beasts would haunt with changing broad tilth and wilderness alike.

And into these must each thing be resolved, When comes its supreme hour, that thus there be At hand the stuff for plenishing the world. Even so must move the blasts of all the winds, Which, when they spread, like to a mighty flood, Hither or thither, drive things on before And hurl to ground with still renewed assault, Or sometimes in their circling vortex seize And bear in cones of whirlwind down the world: The winds are sightless bodies and naught else- Since both in works and ways they rival well The mighty rivers, the visible in form.

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Apologies if this happened, because human users outside of Germany who are making use of the eBooks or other site features should almost never be blocked. Lastly, inasmuch as we see that tilled grounds are better than the untilled, and when worked by hands yield better produce, we must know that there are in the earth first-beginnings of things, which we call forth to birth by turning the teeming sods with the ploughshare and drilling the soil of the earth.De rerum natura (Latin: ; On the Nature of Things) is a first-century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius (c.

99 BC – c. 55 BC) with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience. The poem, written in some 7, dactylic hexameters, is divided into six untitled books, and explores Epicurean physics through richly poetic language and metaphors.

[1]. Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus) lived ca. 99Â-ca. 55 BCE, but the details of his career are unknown. He is the author of the great didactic poem in hexameters, De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things).

In six books compounded of solid reasoning, brilliant imagination, and noble poetry, he expounds the scientific theories of the Greek philosopher Epicurus, with the aim of dispelling fear of. DE RERVM NATVRA LIBRI SEX. Liber I: Liber II: Liber III: Liber IV: Liber V: Liber VI: The Latin Library The Classics Page.

Jan 21,  · The subject of Lucretius's six-book poem De Rerum Natura was not war, love, myth or history – it was atomic physics Mon 21 Jan EST Author: Emma Woolerton.

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