Lucretius

[Character of the Atoms] (99 BC - 55 BC)

Lucretius Poems

1. Book Vi - Part 04 - The Plague Athens 1/1/2004
2. Book Vi - Part 02 - Great Meteorological Phenomena, Etc 1/1/2004
3. Of The Nature Of Things: Book I - Part 02 - Substance Is Eternal 4/19/2010
4. Of The Nature Of Things: Book Ii - Part 05 - Infinite Worlds 4/19/2010
5. Book Vi - Part 01 - Proem 1/1/2004
6. Book I - Part 03 - The Void 1/1/2004
7. Book I - Part 01 - Proem 1/1/2004
8. Book V - Part 07 - Beginnings Of Civilization 1/1/2004
9. Book Iv - Part 01 - Proem 1/1/2004
10. Book Iii - Part 01 - Proem 1/1/2004
11. Book Iv - Part 02 - Existence And Character Of The Images 1/1/2004
12. Book V - Part 05 - Origins Of Vegetable And Animal Life 1/1/2004
13. Book V - Part 01 - Proem 1/1/2004
14. Book V - Part 02 - Against Teleological Concept 1/1/2004
15. Book Ii - Part 04 - Absence Of Secondary Qualities 1/1/2004
16. Book Iv - Part 04 - Some Vital Functions 1/1/2004
17. Book Iii - Part 03 - The Soul Is Mortal 1/1/2004
18. Book V - Part 06 - Origins And Savage Period Of Mankind 1/1/2004
19. Book I - Part 07 - The Infinity Of The Universe 1/1/2004
20. Book I - Part 06 - Confutation Of Other Philosophers 1/1/2004
21. Book Iv - Part 03 - The Senses And Mental Pictures 1/1/2004
22. Book V - Part 03 - The World Is Not Eternal 1/1/2004
23. Book Ii - Part 01 - Proem 1/1/2004
24. Book Iii - Part 04 - Folly Of The Fear Of Death 1/1/2004
25. Book Iii - Part 05 - Cerberus And Furies, And That Lack Of Light 1/1/2004
26. Book I - Part 04 - Nothing Exists Per Se Except Atoms And The Void 1/1/2004
27. Book Ii - Part 02 - Atomic Motions 1/1/2004
28. Book I - Part 05 - Character Of The Atoms 1/1/2004
29. Book Iii - Part 02 - Nature And Composition Of The Mind 1/1/2004

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Book I - Part 04 - Nothing Exists Per Se Except Atoms And The Void

But, now again to weave the tale begun,
All nature, then, as self-sustained, consists
Of twain of things: of bodies and of void
In which they're set, and where they're moved around.
For common instinct of our race declares
That body of itself exists: unless
This primal faith, deep-founded, fail us not,
Naught will there be whereunto to appeal
On things occult when seeking aught to prove
By reasonings of mind. Again, without
That place and room, which we do call the inane,
Nowhere could bodies then be set, nor go
Hither or thither at all- as shown...

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Book V - Part 01 - Proem

O who can build with puissant breast a song
Worthy the majesty of these great finds?
Or who in words so strong that he can frame
The fit laudations for deserts of him
Who left us heritors of such vast prizes,
By his own breast discovered and sought out?-
There shall be none, methinks, of mortal stock.
For if must needs be named for him the name
Demanded by the now known majesty

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