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Far Better People than You Have Died (Lucretius and Homer)

Lucretius, De Rerum Natura 3.1034-1053

“You may on occasion say this to yourself:
Noble Ancus* loosed the light from his eyes,
A man who was better than imperfect you in many ways. 659 more words


De rerum...corpus individuum? On the nature of the periodic table.

Through the caprices of classroom scheduling, I find myself teaching a writing class in a seminar room usually devoted to the study of the grammar of electrons and the narratives of covalent bonds. 454 more words


Quotes 1/18/16

Happy Monday!! Have an amazing week!!

The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone.


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The Bold Epicureanism Of Lucretius

The author of one of the strangest and most impressive poetic works in history was born sometime around 99 or 95 B.C.  The exact date is uncertain; but we are lucky to know even this morsel of information.   1,259 more words


In The Midst Of The Fountain Of Wit

Wildflowers — Grunge Art by kenne

“In the midst of the fountain of wit there arises something bitter,

which stings in the very flowers.”

— Lucretius


Before You Shop for Christmas, Read Some More Lucretius

Lucretius, De Rerum Natura 5.1430-1439

“The race of man, then, labors uselessly and in vain
as we always consume our time in empty concerns
because we don’t understand that there’s a limit to having— 135 more words



‘Everything is formed out of connections, densities, shocks, encounters, concurrences, and motions.’