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The Perils of Popular History: The Swerve -- Greenblatt on Lucretius [2011 CE]

Stephen Greenblatt is a learned Harvard University professor specializing in the Renaissance and Shakespeare. In 2011 CE he won a National Book Award and in 2012 he won a Pulitzer Prize for The Swerve: How the World Became Modern. 588 more words

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