9780199555147

On the Nature of the Universe

  • ISBN 13:

    9780199555147

  • ISBN 10:

    0199555141

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 02/15/2009
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

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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