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4.0 out of 5 stars An, as yet, unsurpassed commentary.
Whilst it is true that Bailey does have a distinct tendency to focus on the grammatical issues raised in De Rerum Natura,it is unfair to suggest that this is at the expense of an in-depth study of other aspects of this vitally important work. I feel Bailey provides an interesting insight into this work with an, as yet, unsurpassed commentary brimming with useful...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Colossal and seminal, but sadly out-dated
Cyril Bailey's colossal edition of Lucretius' didactic poem is the first port of call for all grammatical issues, but the literary critical and philosophical material is sadly dated. In particular, Bailey's tendency to insist on knowing precisely what Lucretius was thinking of, when, and why, in his attempts to square difficulties in the text's argumentative flow and...
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4.0 out of 5 stars An, as yet, unsurpassed commentary., 16 July 2002
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This review is from: De Rerum Natura: Volumes 1-3 (Hardcover)
Whilst it is true that Bailey does have a distinct tendency to focus on the grammatical issues raised in De Rerum Natura,it is unfair to suggest that this is at the expense of an in-depth study of other aspects of this vitally important work. I feel Bailey provides an interesting insight into this work with an, as yet, unsurpassed commentary brimming with useful information.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Colossal and seminal, but sadly out-dated, 21 Feb. 2001
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This review is from: De Rerum Natura: Volumes 1-3 (Hardcover)
Cyril Bailey's colossal edition of Lucretius' didactic poem is the first port of call for all grammatical issues, but the literary critical and philosophical material is sadly dated. In particular, Bailey's tendency to insist on knowing precisely what Lucretius was thinking of, when, and why, in his attempts to square difficulties in the text's argumentative flow and complexes of imagery. However, Lucretius has probably not received comparable care and attention in an edition of the whole poem since, certainly not in English, anyway.
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