On the Nature of the Universe   -     By: Lucretius, Ronald Melville, Don Fowler, Peta Fowler
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On the Nature of the Universe

Oxford University Press / 2009 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 275
Vendor: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 7.6 X 5.0 (inches)
ISBN: 0199555141
ISBN-13: 9780199555147
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Series: Oxford World's Classics

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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.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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