On the Nature of the Universe (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)

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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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Product Details
ISBN: 9780199555147
ISBN-10: 0199555141
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: February 1st, 2009
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Oxford World's Classics