Download e-book for kindle: On the Nature of Things, Translated by Martin Ferguson Smith by Titus Lucretius Carus

By Titus Lucretius Carus

ISBN-10: 0872205878

ISBN-13: 9780872205871

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Martin Ferguson Smith's paintings on Lucretius is either renowned and extremely popular. even if, his 1969 translation of De Rerum Natura--long out of print--is nearly unknown. Readers will percentage our pleasure within the discovery of this exact and fluent prose rendering. For this version, Professor Smith offers a revised translation, new creation, headnotes and bibliography.

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The Cambridge I1istOl:Y of Hellenistic Philosophy (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 1999). Annas. J. , lIellenistic Philosophy of Milld (University of California Press: Berkeley, 1992). , tpicurus' Scientific Method (Cornell University Press: Ithaca, NY, 1984). , lhe Greek Atomists and Fpicurus (Clarendon Press: OXf(lrd. 1928). , Paradosis and Survil'Ul: Three Chapters in the /listorv o/LjJicurean Philosophy (University of Michigan Press: Ann Arbor, 1998). Festugicre, A. picurus and His Gods, trans.

It would be extraordinary if all three had misunderstood Epicurus' teaching on such an important mattcr. xxx 0:--; TIlE ~ATlJRE OF THINGS pain of want is removed: after that pleasure can only be varied, not increased (Principal Doctrines 18). Important too is the distinction made between kinetic pleasure (the pleasure of movement), derived from the process of satisfying desire (for example, eating to satisfy hunger), and katastematic or static pleasure (the pleasure of equilibrium), which comes when desire is satisfied and the pain of want has been removed.

LIellenistic Philosophy of Milld (University of California Press: Berkeley, 1992). , tpicurus' Scientific Method (Cornell University Press: Ithaca, NY, 1984). , lhe Greek Atomists and Fpicurus (Clarendon Press: OXf(lrd. 1928). , Paradosis and Survil'Ul: Three Chapters in the /listorv o/LjJicurean Philosophy (University of Michigan Press: Ann Arbor, 1998). Festugicre, A. picurus and His Gods, trans. C. W. Chilton (Blackwell: Oxford, 1955). , The SClilpted Word: Epicureanism alld Philosophical Recruitment in Ancient Greece (University of California Press: Berkeley, 1982).

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