On the Nature of Things
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On the Nature of Things

By Titus Lucretius Carus
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Table of Contents
  • OF THE NATURE OF THINGS
  • A Metrical Translation
  • BOOK I
  • SUBSTANCE IS ETERNAL
  • THE VOID
  • NOTHING EXISTS per se EXCEPT ATOMS AND THE VOID
  • CHARACTER OF THE ATOMS
  • CONFUTATION OF OTHER PHILOSOPHERS
  • THE INFINITY OF THE UNIVERSE
  • BOOK II
  • PROEM
  • ATOMIC MOTIONS
  • ATOMIC FORMS AND THEIR COMBINATIONS
  • INFINITE WORLDS
  • BOOK III
  • PROEM
  • NATURE AND COMPOSITION OF THE MIND
  • THE SOUL IS MORTAL
  • FOLLY OF THE FEAR OF DEATH
  • BOOK IV
  • PROEM
  • EXISTENCE AND CHARACTER OF THE IMAGES
  • THE SENSES AND MENTAL PICTURES
  • SOME VITAL FUNCTIONS
  • THE PASSION OF LOVE
  • BOOK V
  • PROEM
  • THE WORLD IS NOT ETERNAL
  • ORIGINS OF VEGETABLE AND ANIMAL LIFE
  • ORIGINS AND SAVAGE PERIOD OF MANKIND
  • BEGINNINGS OF CIVILIZATION
  • BOOK VI
  • PROEM
  • GREAT METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, ETC.
  • THE PLAGUE ATHENS
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