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LUCRETIUS: On the Nature of Things (Unabridged)

Author(s):Lucretius,
Artist(s) Ross, Hugh, Reader
Genre Spoken Word
Category Non-Fiction
Catalogue NA0017
Label Naxos AudioBooks
Quality   48kbps
 


Lucretius was born in 99 BC, and On the Nature of Things is his only surviving work. His aim was to free the Roman world from its two great terrors—the gods and death. Lucretius argues that the gods are not actively involved in life, so need not be appeased; and that death is the end of everything human—body and soul—and therefore should not be feared.

But On the Nature of Things is also a poem of striking imagery, intimate natural observation and touching pathos. It is one of the most influential writings in Western thought.


   



 

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