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e-Book De Rerum Natura: The Latin Text of Lucretius (Latin and English Edition) download

e-Book De Rerum Natura: The Latin Text of Lucretius (Latin and English Edition) download

by Lucretius,William Ellery Leonard,Stanley Barney Smith

ISBN: 0299003647
ISBN13: 978-0299003647
Language: Latin English
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press; 1st edition (August 8, 2008)
Pages: 896
Category: History and Criticism
Subategory: Literature

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William Ellery Leonard (1876–1944) was a poet andprofessor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he. .

William Ellery Leonard (1876–1944) was a poet andprofessor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he taught from 1906 until his death. Stanley Barney Smith (1895–1962) was a professor of classics at Bowdoin College, 1927–1946. To begin with, the entirety of Lucretius' text is included, which is quite rare outside of an Oxford Classical Text (in fact, I do believe this is the only complete version with annotations).

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William Ellery Leonard, Stanley Barney Smith . William Ellery Leonard (1876–1944) was a poet andprofessor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he taught from 1906 until his death.

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Stanley Barney Smith (1895–1962) was a professor of classics at Bowdoin College, 1927–1946.

This Latin text features an introduction to Lucretius' life and work.

In it, he set out to explicate. This Latin text features an introduction to Lucretius' life and work. Manufacturer: University of Wisconsin Press Release date: 8 August 2008 ISBN-10 : 0299003647 ISBN-13: 9780299003647. add. Separate tags with commas, spaces are allowed. Use tags to describe a product . for a movie Themes heist, drugs, kidnapping, coming of age Genre drama, parody, sci-fi, comedy Locations paris, submarine, new york.

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.

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.

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Translated by William Ellery Leonard (1876 - 1944) . Far from being a dry treatise on the many topics it covers, the original Latin version (entitled De Rerum Natura) was written in the form of an extended poem in hexameter, with a beauty of style that was admired and emulated by his successors, including Ovid and Cicero. The version read here is an English verse translation written by William Ellery Leonard. Although Leonard penned his version in the early twentieth century, he chose to adhere to both the vocabulary and meter (alternating between pentameter and hexameter) of Elizabethan-era poetry.

De rerum natura (usually translated as On the Nature of Things) is a philosophical epic poem written by Lucretius in Latin around 55 BCE. The poem was lost during the Middle Ages, rediscovered in 1417, and first printed in 1473.

Titus Lucretius Carus (ca. 99–55 b.c.) is known primarily as the Roman author of the long didactic poem De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things). In it, he set out to explicate the universe, embracing and refuting ideas of the great Greek philosophers.
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Balhala
This annotated edition of Lucretius' De Rerum Natura, edited by Leonard and Smith, is the perfect tool for an advanced Latin student reading this work for the first time. To begin with, the entirety of Lucretius' text is included, which is quite rare outside of an Oxford Classical Text (in fact, I do believe this is the only complete version with annotations). The introduction is clear, concise, and informative for anyone facing this text for the first time, or anyone re-reading it.

The annotations themselves are quite useful. They cover a variety of topics, including: grammar and syntax, special meanings of words (that you would not find in a simple dictionary entry), difficult lines and phrases, context, and literary allusions (it is particularly helpful how the commentary tells you which passages are directly inspired by Epicurus). The annotations take up most of the page, leaving around ten lines of Latin per page - I personally prefer this format, as it breaks up the Latin and makes it easier to read.

Note that this is NOT a dual Latin-English translation. The "Latin and English" Amazon is referring to is the Latin text with accompanying English annotations. This is notable because, as I said, there are no other complete annotated versions of Lucretius' text.

This version generally follows the manuscript tradition compiled and edited by C. Bailey for the Oxford Classical Text, meaning that it is a standard Latin text of Lucretius. This is a good thing, as there are a lot of weird versions out there.

The reason you would buy this book (and why I bought this book) is because you are interested in reading and understanding Lucretius' De Rerum Natura completely. The assigned text for my graduate-level seminar on Lucretius is the Oxford Classical Text (OCT), which is overwhelming at best and completely senseless at worst (moreover, annotations come in separate volumes that are pretty much only attainable by school libraries). This is because Lucretius' Latin is extremely difficult (though after a few weeks with this edition you should get the hang of it!). I say that this edition is for advanced students because the annotations do not hold your hand: there is no index of words, no parsing of complicated forms, and very few outright translations of difficult passages. A beginning/intermediate student should get a compilation of some sort, like the Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics edition (which is superbly annotated and does coddle you a bit).

The importance, however, in using a full text such as this edition, as opposed to simply using a compilation, is that Lucretius really needs to be read in full. There is not really any good way to make "best of" selections, mostly because everything is well-written, compact, and extremely confusing out of context. Lucretius builds his argument slowly using both philosophical and rhetorical devices, often "anticipating" the argument he will later make. That anticipation is lost when selections are taken out of context.

Someone who is not all that familiar with Latin but would like to be able to quote it/read a literal translation should invest in a Loeb dual Latin-English translation. Those texts are superbly edited and have decent translations.

I'd like to point out that I'm using this text for the first time as a junior in college, and my father first used it forty years ago when he was my age. This edition really stands the test of time!

mr.Mine
The rating applies to the long introduction, which is wise, knowledgable and instructive about the Roman empire before Chjrist. The latin text has many footnotes, about twice as much as the text itself. It is not for casual reading. Having an English translation handy is necessary. I though the book had that, but nix.
Quite a compendium !!

Anaginn
While this seems to be a very fine scholarly approach to Lucretius's philosophical poem, with an almost overabundance of line by line commentary, a substantial introduction, and in depth analysis of the text, nonetheless the poem is not here translated. Do not be deceived by the Amazon description "Latin-English" version. The poem itself is only in Latin; the critical apparatus are only in English. If you care to rise to the challenge of the Latin, this is an excellent edition; if you are unable to read or translate Lucretius's refined Latin, you may want to look elsewhere. (Full disclosure: I have the capacity to read medieval Latin fairly fluently, but struggled with Lucretius. His Latin is not easy, and some of his nouns are, to me at least, unfamiliar.)

Hap
Check out the note on line 965, 'pira lecta,' for a good laugh.

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