The Resource A reading of Lucretius' De rerum natura, Lee Fratantuono

A reading of Lucretius' De rerum natura, Lee Fratantuono

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A reading of Lucretius' De rerum natura
Title
A reading of Lucretius' De rerum natura
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Lee Fratantuono
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Language
eng
Summary
Lucretius' philosophical epic De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things) is a lengthy didactic and narrative celebration of the universe and, in particular, the world of nature and creation in which humanity finds its abode. This earliest surviving full scale epic poem from ancient Rome was of immense influence and significance to the development of the Latin epic tradition, and continues to challenge and haunt its readers to the present day. A Reading of Lucretius' De Rerum Natura offers a comprehensive commentary on this great work of Roman poetry and philosophy. Lee Fratantuono reveals Lucretius to be a poet with deep and abiding interest in the nature of the Roman identity as the children of both Venus (through Aeneas) and Mars (through Romulus); the consequences (both positive and negative) of descent from the immortal powers of love and war are explored in vivid epic narrative, as the poet progresses from his invocation to the mother of the children of Aeneas through to the burning funeral pyres of the plague at Athens. Lucretius' epic offers the possibility of serenity and peaceful reflection on the mysteries of the nature of the world, even as it shatters any hope of immortality through its bleak vision of post mortem oblivion. And in the process of defining what it means both to be human and Roman, Lucretius offers a horrifying vision of the perils of excessive devotion both to the gods and our fellow men, a commentary on the nature of pietas that would serve as a warning for Virgil in his later depiction of the Trojan Aeneas. --
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1973-
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Fratantuono, Lee
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6484
LC item number
.F74 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Lucretius Carus, Titus
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A reading of Lucretius' De rerum natura, Lee Fratantuono
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface and acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Mother of the children of Aeneas -- Sweet, on the great sea -- O, from so great a darkness -- The trackless ways of the muses -- Who is able to compose an epic -- First Athens
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1 online resource.
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online
Isbn
9781498511551
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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99963487532
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(NhCcYBP)12473440
Label
A reading of Lucretius' De rerum natura, Lee Fratantuono
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface and acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Mother of the children of Aeneas -- Sweet, on the great sea -- O, from so great a darkness -- The trackless ways of the muses -- Who is able to compose an epic -- First Athens
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781498511551
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99963487532
System control number
(NhCcYBP)12473440

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