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Lucretius and the transformation of Greek wisdom, David Sedley

Label
Lucretius and the transformation of Greek wisdom
Title
Lucretius and the transformation of Greek wisdom
Statement of responsibility
David Sedley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is designed to appeal both to those interested in Roman poetry and to specialists in ancient philosophy. In it David Sedley explores Lucretius' complex relationship with Greek culture, in particular with Empedocles, whose poetry was the model for his own, with Epicurus, the source of his philosophical inspiration, and with the Greek language itself. He includes a detailed reconstruction of Epicurus' great treatise On Nature, and seeks to show how Lucretius worked with this as his sole philosophical source, but gradually emancipated himself from its structure, transforming its raw contents into something radically new. By pursuing these themes, the book uncovers many unrecognised aspects of Lucretius' methods and achievements as a poetic craftsman
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sedley, D. N
Dewey number
187
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6484
LC item number
.S43 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lucretius Carus, Titus
  • Theophrastus
  • Empedocles
  • Epicurus
  • Lucretius Carus, Titus
  • Lucretius Carus, Titus
  • Didactic poetry, Latin
  • Philosophy, Ancient, in literature
  • Latin poetry
  • Empedocles
  • Epicurus
  • Lucretius Carus, Titus
  • Theophrastus
  • Lucrèce (0098?-0055 av. J.-C.)
  • Théophraste
  • Empédocle
  • Épicure
  • Lucretius Carus, Titus
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Didactic poetry, Latin
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Latin poetry
  • Philosophy, Ancient, in literature
  • Greece
  • Philosophie
  • Griechenland
  • De rerum natura (Lucretius)
  • Invloed
  • Griekse oudheid
  • Poésie didactique antique
  • Philosophie antique
Label
Lucretius and the transformation of Greek wisdom, David Sedley
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-216) and indexes
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
  • 5.
  • Lucretius' plan and its execution
  • 6.
  • The imprint of Theophrastus
  • 7.
  • The transformation of book I
  • 1.
  • The Empedoclean opening
  • 2.
  • Two languages, two worlds
  • 3.
  • Lucretius the fundamentalist
  • 4.
  • Epicurus, On nature
Control code
56206297
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 234 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511482380
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ebl144681
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56206297
Label
Lucretius and the transformation of Greek wisdom, David Sedley
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-216) and indexes
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
  • 5.
  • Lucretius' plan and its execution
  • 6.
  • The imprint of Theophrastus
  • 7.
  • The transformation of book I
  • 1.
  • The Empedoclean opening
  • 2.
  • Two languages, two worlds
  • 3.
  • Lucretius the fundamentalist
  • 4.
  • Epicurus, On nature
Control code
56206297
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 234 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511482380
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ebl144681
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56206297

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