De Rerum Natura by Lucretius

De rerum natura is a first century BC epic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience. The poem, written in dactylic hexameter, is divided into six books, and concentrates heavily on Epicurean physics. It deals with the principles of atomism; the nature of the mind and soul; explanations of sensation and thought; the development of the world and its phenomena; and explains a variety of celestial and terrestrial phenomena. The poem grandly proclaims the reality of our role in a universe which is ruled by chance, with no interference from Gods. It is a statement of personal responsibility in a world in which everyone is driven by hungers and passions with which they were born and do not understand.

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Lucretius : Selections from De Rerum Natura (English, Latin and Latin Edition) Paperback 1204871 $30.00 $19.59 1998
De Rerum Natura (Oxford Classical Texts) (Bks.1-6) (Latin Edition) Hardcover 1198493 $27.82 $20.02 1922
Lucretius: De Rerum Natura Book Iii (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) Paperback 946825 $23.35 $31.35 2014
On the Nature of Things: De rerum natura Paperback 908649 $25.90 $7.07 1995
De Rerum Natura: The Latin Text of Lucretius (Latin and English Edition) Paperback 563362 $50.64 $15.29 2008
Lucretius: The Way Things Are: The Way Things Are: The De Rerum Natura of Titus Lucretius Carus Paperback 266191 $10.00 $2.24 1968
On the Nature of Things: De Rerum Natura (Focus Philosophical Library) Paperback 978115 $17.41 $5.54 2002
De Rerum Natura, The Nature of Things: A Poetic Translation Paperback 1356523 $24.35 $14.25 2008
De rerum natura (Bibliotheca Scriptorum Graecorum Et Romanorum Teubneriana) (Latin Edition) Hardcover 3925501 $74.99 $76.76 2019
Lucretius: De Rerum Natura Book III: 3 (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) Kindle Edition 433335 2014
On the Nature of Things Paperback 1882122 $6.20 2013
Lucy Hutchinson's Translation of Lucretius: De rerum natura Hardcover 5008215 $126.00 1997
De Rerum Natura: The Complete Latin Text (Latin Edition) Paperback 2726018 $6.83 $6.62 2018
De Rerum Natura: V Paperback 1552096 $34.32 $7.49 1985
Lucretius: selections from the De rerum natura Paperback 2124471 $21.12 $12.68 2011
T. Lucreti Cari De Rerum Natura (Latin Edition) Paperback 15647063 $22.99 $50.30 2012
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Lucretius: De Rerum Natura I (Latin Texts) (Bk.1) Hardcover 2208139 $30.60 $16.99 1991
On the Nature of Things (De Rerum Natura) (Philosophical Classics) Paperback 345593 $29.99 $6.73 2004
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De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things) (English Translation) Kindle Edition 358624 $0.99 2011
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On the Nature of Things Hardcover 1265525 $22.75 $18.60 2012
De Rerum Natura: 3 Volumes (Oxford University Press academic monograph reprints) (Bks.1-6) Hardcover 1841852 $187.03 $93.03 1986
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Lucretius: De Rerum Natura VI (Classical Texts) (Bk. 6) (Latin Edition) Hardcover 1764065 $17.98 $17.50 1991
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De Rerum Natura (The Nature of Things): A Poetic Translation Hardcover 3273178 $43.16 $39.75 2008
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On The Nature of Things Paperback 1354562 $8.82 $3.40 2011
The Poem on Nature: De Rerum Natura Paperback 1508900 $8.64 $65.91 2006
De Rerum Natura: The Poem on Nature (Fyfield Books) Paperback 997154 $17.33 $8.78 2003
Titi Lucreti Cari de Rerum Natura Libri Sex; Edited with Notes and a Translation by H.A.J. Munro; Volumen 2 (Latin Edition) Hardcover 1246918 $29.95 $36.60 2016
On the Nature of Things: De rerum natura Hardcover 3526516 $140.93 $49.51 1995
Lucretius: De Rerum Natura Book 3 (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) (Bk. 3) Hardcover 7292100 $5.09 1971
Lucreti Cari de Rerum Natura Libri Sex; Edited with Notes and a Translation by H.A.J. Munro; Volumen 2 (Latin Edition) Hardcover 1148094 $28.95 $35.40 2016
Lucretius: De Rerum Natura V (Aris and Phillips Classical Texts) Paperback 260572 $25.14 $39.21 2009
The Poem on Nature: De Rerum Natura Hardcover 572066 $2.39
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Of the Nature of Things Paperback 3162009 $6.88 $12.51 2012
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On The Nature Of Things (de Rerum Natura) Translated With An Analysis Of The Six Books By H.a.j. Munro Paperback 862491 $16.95 $21.22 2017
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