LOEB CLASSICAL LIBRARY
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Loeb Classical Library 181

On the Nature of Things

Lucretius

Translated by W. H. D. Rouse

Revised by Martin F. Smith

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HARDCOVER

$28.00 • £19.95 • €25.00

ISBN 9780674992009

Publication Date: 01/01/1924

Loeb

672 pages

4-1/4 x 6-3/8 inches

Index

Loeb Classical Library

World

  • Introduction
  • Life and Personality of Lucretius
  • The Philosophy
  • Mission and Poetry
  • The Manuscripts
  • Selective Bibliography
  • Conspectus Siglorum
  • On the Nature of Things
    • Book 1
    • Book 2
    • Book 3
    • Book 4
    • Book 5
    • Book 6
  • Index

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