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On the Nature of the Universe (Oxford World's Classics)

 
 
 
 
On the Nature of the Universe (Oxford World's Classics)
Author: Lucretius
ISBN 13: 9780199555147
ISBN 10: 199555141
Edition: Reissue
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2009-02-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
List Price: $13.95
 
 

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.