Lucretius (99 BC - 55 BC)
Lucretius lived from 99-55 BC. His birth date is not certain, and little is known of his parentage or birthplace. Though often referred to as Lucretius, his official name is Titus Lucretius Carus. Highly educated, he belonged to the aristocratic sector of the Tricipitini, which often emerged in positions of official status.
He craved to free humanity from its unhappiness, which mainly resulted from fear of the afterlife and the gods. He was a moralist and a reformer as well as a scientist, and yet always a poet. His major work, 'De Rerum Natura', sought to do this, borrowing from the work of Democritus, who discovered primitive atomic theories, and Epicurus, who believed ... more »
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- Book I - Part 01 - Proem
- Book I - Part 03 - The Void
- Book I - Part 04 - Nothing Exists Per Se...
- Book I - Part 05 - Character Of The Atom...
- Book I - Part 06 - Confutation Of Other ...
- Book I - Part 07 - The Infinity Of The U...
- Book II - Part 01 - Proem
- Book II - Part 02 - Atomic Motions
- Book II - Part 04 - Absence Of Secondary...
- Book III - Part 01 - Proem
- Book III - Part 02 - Nature And Composit...
- Book III - Part 03 - The Soul is Mortal
- Book III - Part 04 - Folly Of The Fear O...
- Book III - Part 05 - Cerberus And Furies...
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