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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics; New Ed. / edition (26 July 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140447962
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140447965
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
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One of the most extraordinary classical translations of recent times (Peter Stothard Times Literary Supplement)

A.E. Stallings's brilliant recent translation (Eric Orrmsby Wall Street Journal)

About the Author

Titus Lucretius Carus (who died c.50 BC) was an Epicurean poet writing in the middle years of the first century BC. His six-book Latin hexameter poem De rerum natura survives virtually intact, although it is disputed whether he lived to put the finishing touches to it. As well as being a pioneering figure in the history of philosophical poetry, Lucretius has come to be our primary source of information on Epicurean physics, the official topic of his poem.


A. E. Stallings was born in 1968. She grew up in Decatur, GA, and was educated at the University of Georgia and Oxford University in classics. Her poetry has appeared in The Best American Poetry (1994 and 2000) and has received numerous awards, including a Pushcart Prize (Pushcart Prize Anthology XXII), the 1997 Eunice Tietjens Prize from Poetry and the third annual James Dickey Prize from Five Points.

Richard Jenkyns is Professor of the Classical Tradition, University of Oxford, a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall and author of a number of books including Dignity and Decadence: Some Classical Aspects of Victorian Art and Architecture and The Victorians and Ancient Greece.


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