On the Nature of Things by Lucretius

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Lucretious On the Nature of Things

Although much of the science is poetically wrong, how on earth does Lucretius, a 50s BC Roman poet, understand that the world is made of atoms?

This is a fascinating and important work of classical Epicureanism by a brilliant and literate observer.

I’ve been eager to read Lucretius since I finished the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning 2012 book The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt that suggests On the Nature of Things inspired Botticelli, Galileo, Freud, Darwin, Einstein, Montaigne, Shakespeare, and Thomas Jefferson.

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