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On the Nature of the Universe (Penguin Classics)

On the Nature of the Universe (Penguin Classics)
Author: Lucretius
ISBN 13: 9780140446104
ISBN 10: 140446109
Edition: Rev Sub
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1994-12-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $15.00

This is a new verse translation of Lucretius's only known work, a didactic poem written in six books of hexameters. Melville's particularly literal translation of the use of metaphor is especially helpful to those looking at the text from a scientific or philosophical point of view.