The seminal Epicurean textual content, in an excellent new translation
The Epicureans of historic Rome discarded the guidelines of existence after demise and of an interventionist God in desire of the tactile pleasures of nature. In The Nature of Things, Lucretius celebrates with wit and sharp notion the intense breadth of the Epicurean trust procedure, starting from the indestructibility of atoms and the invention of fireplace to the folly of romantic love and the phenomena of clouds and rainstorms.
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