Lucretius

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

Lucretius Poems

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

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Book Iii - Part 02 - Nature And Composition Of The Mind

First, then, I say, the mind which oft we call
The intellect, wherein is seated life's
Counsel and regimen, is part no less
Of man than hand and foot and eyes are parts
Of one whole breathing creature. But some hold
That sense of mind is in no fixed part seated,
But is of body some one vital state,-
Named "harmony" by Greeks, because thereby
We live with sense, though intellect be not
In any part: as oft the body is said
To have good health (when health, however, 's not
One part of him who has it), so they place
The sense of mind in no fixed part...

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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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