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- DescriptionThe third book of Lucretius' great poem on the workings of the universe is devoted entirely to expounding the implications of Epicurus' dictum that death does t matter, 'is thing to us'. The soul is t immortal: it more exists after the dissolution of the body than it had done before its birth. Only if this fact is accepted can men rid themselves of irrational fears and achieve the state of ataraxia, freedom from mental disturbance, on which the Epicurean definition of pleasure was based. To present this case Lucretius deploys the full range of poetic and rhetorical registers, soberly prohibitive, artfully decorative or passionately emotive as best suits his argument, reinforcing it with vivid and compelling imagery. This new edition has been completely revised, with a considerably enlarged Commentary and a new supplementary introduction taking account of the great amount of new scholarship of the last forty years.
- Author BiographyE. J. Kenney is Professor Emeritus of Latin at the University of Cambridge.
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication14/08/2014
- Series TitleCambridge Greek and Latin Classics
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note1 b/w illus.
- Weight340 g
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Edited byE. J. Kenney
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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