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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.   1,260 more words


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The four textbooks for my online European History course arrived early Friday morning.  I was sitting around in my blue fleece polar bear pajama pants, drinking coffee when the doorbell rang. 698 more words

Book Corner – July 2015 (1)

The Swerve – Stephen Greenblatt

I have always had an admiration for the Greek philosopher, Democritus. Living in the 5th century BCE he developed the astonishing theory that everything was composed of atoms which were physically indivisible and indestructible. 615 more words