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De rerum natura

Postby Asterix » Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:08 pm

Hello to everybody,

I just got interested in reading and translating the poem of Lucretius "De rerum natura".

As everyone knows, a good commentary that enables you to leave all the small problems by side is needed.

Unfortunately, I haven't found a text with a good commentary about it.

Does anybody has a clue about a website or a book that provides a little help - not just by chapters, but by verse - for translating "De rerum natura" ? Either in German or English language.

Thank you very much

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Re: De rerum natura

Postby adrianus » Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:17 am

Asterix wrote:...a little help...English language.

Salve Asterix
Here's something by verse line in English but without commentary and the Loeb edition (by lines and with notes in English).
Vide http://classics.mit.edu/Carus/nature_things.html etsi adnotationes desunt, et http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0674992 ... eader-link
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Postby Deses » Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:22 pm

I used this:

W. E. Leonard and Smith Lucretius (University of Wisconsin Press 1942)

It's a one-volume edition of the text with on-page commentaries.
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