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imagery and poetry of Lucretius

David West

imagery and poetry of Lucretius

by David West

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Published by Bristol Classical in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lucretius Carus, Titus.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementDavid West.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii,152p.
    Number of Pages152
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15381400M
    ISBN 101853993808

    This book attempts to provide a more positive assessment of Lucretius' aims and methodology by considering the poet's attitude to myth, and the role which it plays in the De Rerum Natura, against the background of earlier and contemporary views. Imagery needs the aid of figures of speech like simile, metaphor, personification, and onomatopoeia, in order to appeal to the bodily senses. Let us analyze how famous poets and writers use imagery in literature. Short Examples of Imagery. The old man took the handful of dust, and sifted it through his fingers.

    Book Description: In a fresh interpretation of Lucretius'sOn the Nature of Things, Charles Segal reveals this great poetical account of Epicurean philosophy as an important and profound document for the history of Western attitudes toward shows that this poem, aimed at promoting spiritual tranquillity, confronts two anxieties about death not addressed in Epicurus's . The employment of mythological language and imagery by an Epicurean poet - an adherent of a system not only materialist, but overtly hostile to myth and poetry - is highly paradoxical. This apparent contradiction has often been ascribed to a conflict in the poet between reason and intellect, or to a desire to enliven his philosophical material with mythological digressions. This book .

    Written in the first century b.C., On the Nature of Things (in Latin, De Rerum Natura) is a poem in six books that aims at explaining the Epicurean philosophy to the Roman digressions about the importance of philosophy in men's life and praises of Epicurus, Lucretius created a solid treatise on the atomic theory, the falseness of religion and many kinds of . He is the author of De rerum natura, “On the Nature of Things,” a hexameter poem in six books which is one of the most important sources for Epicurean philosophy. Saint Jerome states that Lucretius wrote his poetry between bouts of insanity, having been driven mad by a love potion given him by his wife.


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Some of the book's It's very compellingly written and was likely salutary for Lucretian criticism at the time it was published; it's a little dated now, at least in terms of its extreme formalism. The structure's a little undisciplined, imagery types such as 'building similes' are grouped in chapter and talk on them tends to lead to discussion of vaguely defined tendencies in Lucretian imagery.4/5.

The imagery and poetry of Lucretius Hardcover – January 1, by David Alexander West (Author)Cited by: The Imagery and Poetry of Lucretius Paperback – April 1, by David Alexander West (Author)Author: David Alexander West.

The Toppling Building, The Fall and the Fire, A Demolition, Off the True, The Road to the Truth, Similes -- 7. Light and Fire and Fluidity of Imagery. Swift Lights, Light and Looms, Light and Little Boys, Fire Fanned into Flame, Light and Liquid, Imagery and Poetry -- 8.

Religion and Word Play. Puns, Acheron, The Earth Mother -- 9. The Poetry. David West is the author of The Imagery And Poetry Of Lucretius ( avg rating, 2 ratings, 1 review, published ), Creative Imitation and Latin Lite /5.

Imagery and Poetry of Lucretius 作者: David West 出版社: Edinburgh University Press 出版年: 页数: 定价: USD 装帧: Hardcover ISBN: The Imagery and Poetry of Lucretius. David Alexander West - - Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press. Lucretius Iii E. Kenney: Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, Book Iii.

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Kant's Concept of Genius: Its Origin and Function in the Third number: PAB4. Book 3 of De Rerum Natura ends with a series of dramatic voices unparallelled anywhere in Lucretius (lines ).

Mourners, the elderly, Nature and Memmius raise their voices to debate the issue of mortality. From Epicurean tenets Lucretius dramatises and creates images for the follies of superstitious fears, passions, ambitions, attachment to nature, guilty Author: Andrew Galloway.

Throughout the first three books of On the Nature of the Universe Lucretius walks a thin line between philosophy, science and poetry.

In Book 4 he sets out to prove once again that the universe is composed only of physical bits of matter called atoms and that gods did not create the cosmos nor do they intervene in human g: imagery. The imagery and poetry of Lucretius. [David Alexander West] Home.

WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0 library. West, The Imagery and Poetry of Lucretius ): for an Epicurean there is no everlasting sun, no pater omnipotens (), and indeed no Phaëthon.

Previous Page. Lucretius, Latin poet and philosopher known for his single, long poem, De rerum natura (On the Nature of Things). The poem is the fullest extant statement of the physical theory of the Greek philosopher Epicurus.

It also alludes to his ethical and logical doctrines. Apart from Lucretius’s poemMissing: imagery. Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus) lived ca. 99–ca. 55 BCE, but the details of his career are is the author of the great didactic poem in hexameters, De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things).In six books compounded of solid reasoning, brilliant imagination, and noble poetry, he expounds the scientific theories of the Greek philosopher Epicurus, with the aim of Missing: imagery.

All poems of Lucretius». Lucretius lived from BC. His birth date is not certain, and little is known of his parentage or birthplace. Though often referred to as Lucretius, his official name is Titus Lucretius Carus. Highly educated, he belonged to the aristocratic sector of the Tricipitini, which often emerged in positions of official g: imagery.

This judgment by the Roman poet Ovid, written in the generation after Lucretius's death, has been echoed by such writers as Voltaire and George Santayana; the author of De rerum natura (On the Nature of Things) holds a place in world literature as one of the great philosopher-poets. Buy Imagery and Poetry of Lucretius by West, David (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : David West. Lucretius on Creation and Evolution: A Commentary on De Rerum Natura, Book Five, Lines Oxford University Press.

Monica R. Gale. Myth and Poetry in Lucretius. Cambridge University Press. The Imagery and Poetry of Lucretius. Edinburgh University Press. manuscript reading 0, which is convincingly defended by David West, The Imagery and Poetry of Lucretius (Edinburgh: Edinburgh Univ.

Press, ), pp. ,and adopted by Kenney in his edition of Book III. Alfred Ernout and Leon Robin, Lucrece: De rerum natura, vol. 2 (Paris: Bude, ), ad loco 3 Konstan: Lucretius on Poetry: III. The subject of Lucretius's six-book poem De Rerum Natura was not war, love, myth or history – it was atomic physics Mon 21 Jan EST First published on Mon 21 Jan EST Share Author: Emma Woolerton.

Lucretius' De Rerum Natura is a philosophical epic, devoted to the exposition of Epicurean philosophy. Since the system was materialistic, and highly critical of myth and poetry, Lucretius' use of.Lucretius was a roman poet and philosopher. His only known work is the epic philosophical poem De rerum natura about the tenets and philosophy of Epicureanism, and which is usually translated into English as On the Nature of Things.

De rerum natura was a considerable influence on the Augustan poets, particularly Virgil (in his Aeneid and Georgics, and to a lesser extent on the Author: Lucretius.