The Resource Lucretius and the early modern, edited by David Norbrook, Stephen Harrison, and Philip Hardie

Lucretius and the early modern, edited by David Norbrook, Stephen Harrison, and Philip Hardie

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Lucretius and the early modern
Title
Lucretius and the early modern
Statement of responsibility
edited by David Norbrook, Stephen Harrison, and Philip Hardie
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Language
eng
Summary
The rediscovery in the fifteenth century of Lucretius' De rerum natura was a challenge to received ideas. The poem offered a vision of the creation of the universe, the origins and goals of human life, and the formation of the state, all without reference to divine intervention. It has been hailed in Stephen Greenblatt's best-selling book, The Swerve, as the poem that invented modernity. But how modern did early modern readers want to become? This collection of essays offers a series of case studies which demonstrate the sophisticated ways in which some readers might relate the poem to received ideas, assimilating Lucretius to theories of natural law and even natural theology, while others were at once attracted to Lucretius' subversiveness and driven to dissociate themselves from him. The volume presents a wide geographical range, from Florence and Venice to France, England, and Germany, and extends chronologically from Lucretius' contemporary audience to the European Enlightenment. It covers both major authors such as Montaigne and neglected figures such as Italian neo-Latin poets, and is the first book in the field to pay close attention to Lucretius' impact on political thought, both in philosophy - from Machiavelli, through Hobbes, to Rousseau - and in the topical spin put on the De rerum natura by translators in revolutionary England. It combines careful attention to material contexts of book production and distribution with close readings of particular interpretations and translations, to present a rich and nuanced profile of the mark made by a remarkable poem
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YDXCP
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PA6484
LC item number
.L83 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Norbrook, David
  • Harrison, S. J.
  • Hardie, Philip R.
  • University of Oxford
Series statement
Classical presences
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  • Lucretius Carus, Titus
  • Lucretius Carus, Titus
  • Lucretius Carus, Titus
  • Didactic poetry, Latin
  • Europe
Label
Lucretius and the early modern, edited by David Norbrook, Stephen Harrison, and Philip Hardie
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Copyright
Note
"This book originated in a conference on 'Lucretius and the Early Modern', 16 May 2012, one of a series of conferences held by Oxford's Centre for Early Modern Studies (CEMS) ... co-sponsored by the Corpus Christi Centre for the Study of Greek and Roman Antiquity"-Acknowledgements
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Epicurean subversion? : Lucretius's first proem and contemporary Roman culture / Stephen Harrison -- Lucretius in the early modern period : texts and contexts / David Butterfield -- Lucretian naturalism and the evolution of Machiavelli's ethics / Alison Brown -- Poetic flights or retreats? : Latin Lucretian poems in sixteenth-century Italy / Yasmin Haskell -- Lucretius, atheism, and irreligion in Renaissance and early modern Venice / N.S. Davidson -- 'Well said/well thought' : how Montaigne read his Lucretius / Wes Williams -- Michel de Morolles's 1650 French translation of Lucretius and its reception in England / Line Cottegnies -- Lucretianism and some seventeenth-century theories of human origin / William Poole -- Is the De rerum natura a work of natural theology? : some ancient, modern, and early modern perspectives / Nicholas Hardy -- Atheists and republicans : interpreting Lucretius in revolutionary England / David Norbrook -- Political philosophy in a Lucretian mode / Catherine Wilson
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 313 pages
Isbn
9780198713845
Lccn
##2014959897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)928767173
  • (OCoLC)ocn928767173
Label
Lucretius and the early modern, edited by David Norbrook, Stephen Harrison, and Philip Hardie
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This book originated in a conference on 'Lucretius and the Early Modern', 16 May 2012, one of a series of conferences held by Oxford's Centre for Early Modern Studies (CEMS) ... co-sponsored by the Corpus Christi Centre for the Study of Greek and Roman Antiquity"-Acknowledgements
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Epicurean subversion? : Lucretius's first proem and contemporary Roman culture / Stephen Harrison -- Lucretius in the early modern period : texts and contexts / David Butterfield -- Lucretian naturalism and the evolution of Machiavelli's ethics / Alison Brown -- Poetic flights or retreats? : Latin Lucretian poems in sixteenth-century Italy / Yasmin Haskell -- Lucretius, atheism, and irreligion in Renaissance and early modern Venice / N.S. Davidson -- 'Well said/well thought' : how Montaigne read his Lucretius / Wes Williams -- Michel de Morolles's 1650 French translation of Lucretius and its reception in England / Line Cottegnies -- Lucretianism and some seventeenth-century theories of human origin / William Poole -- Is the De rerum natura a work of natural theology? : some ancient, modern, and early modern perspectives / Nicholas Hardy -- Atheists and republicans : interpreting Lucretius in revolutionary England / David Norbrook -- Political philosophy in a Lucretian mode / Catherine Wilson
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 313 pages
Isbn
9780198713845
Lccn
##2014959897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)928767173
  • (OCoLC)ocn928767173

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