Titus Lucretius Carus (c. 99 – c. 55 BC)


Bust of Lucretius, the Latin Poet and Philosopher.

De Rerum Natura (The Whole of it All)

In this series, Prof. Noe looks at De Rerum Natura (The Whole of it All) a philosophical poem about Epicurean thought written in the 1st century B.C. by the philosopher and poet Titus Lucretius Carus.

Epicurean thought intended to free humans from worrying over divine interference in their lives, and thus become happier.

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Opening of Pope Sixtus IV’s 1483 manuscript of De rerum natura, scribed by Girolamo di Matteo de Tauris

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