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158. On the Nature of Things, by Lucretius, c. 50 BC

Plot:   Primitive atomic theory explained in poetry, or as Lucretius himself puts it: “the dulcet strains of poesy, coated with the sweet homey of the Muses .. 840 more words

Ancient Philosophy

Talking Dreams in Silent Speech

Lucretius, De Rerum Natura 4.453-461

“And when sleep has bound our limbs with sweet
slumber and the whole body lies in deep repose,
we still seem to ourselves to be awake and to move… 117 more words

Lucretius and the Modern World

I have recently finished reading Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura (“On the Nature of Things”) as apart of my ongoing research into ancient Roman attitudes toward death and dying. 627 more words


How the Renaissance Began?

How did the Renaissance begin? If we knew that, it would surely be useful in understanding what is needed for a New Renaissance. Well here’s a book that claims to give an answer: … 516 more words


Scribblings #1

Decadence and misery, arrogance and indifference, inhumanity and baseness, mediocrity and philistinism, repression and oppression, smallness and ignorance, barbarity and injustice, conformity and violence, war and suffocation, propriety and tyranny. 742 more words


Lucretius - On the Nature of Things

It’s natural for us to be curious about how our world works at the fundamental level, though such thoughts might not occupy our minds on a daily basis. 3,287 more words