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On the Nature of the Universe

ISBN: 9780199555147 | 0199555141
Edition: Revised
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pub. Date: 2/15/2009

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This is a new verse translation of Lucretius's only known work, a didactic poem written in six books of hexameters. Melville's particularly literal translation of the use of metaphor is especially helpful to those looking at the text from a scientific or philosophical point of view.

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