De rerum natura

De Rerum Natura

circa 79 BCE - 55 BCE

Why is it canonical?

Lucretius's De Rerum Natura, or On the Nature of Things, is the most complete exposition of Epicurean values and philosophy. It is the most extensive, and earliest, such work on the subject.

Creators

Lucretius

Locations

Rome Roman Empire

Languages

Latin

Periods

Ancient Rome

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De rerum natura

Opening of De rerum natura, 1483 copy by Girolamo di Matteo de Tauris for Pope Sixtus IV

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