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Poet, Philosopher (c. 99 BC — c. 55 BC)


Gordon Campbell. Lucretius on Creation and Evolution: A Commentary on De Rerum Natura, Book Five, Lines 772-1104. Oxford University Press. 2003. 385pp.

Monica R. Gale. Myth and Poetry in Lucretius. Cambridge University Press. 2007. 274pp.

Monica R. Gale (editor). Lucretius: Oxford Readings in Classical Studies. Oxford University Press. 2007. 441pp.

Monica R. Gale. Lucretius and the Didactic Epic. Bristol Classical Press. 2002. 70pp.

Myrto Garani. Poetry and Analogy in Empedocles and Lucretius. Routledge. 2007. 324pp.

John Godwin. Lucretius. Bristol Classical Press. 2004. 141pp.

Cosmo Alexander Gordon. A Bibliography of Lucretius. London: Hart-Davis. 1962. 318pp.

George Depue Hadzsits. Lucretius and His Influence. New York: Longmans, Green and Co.. 1935. 372pp.

Schuyler Dean Hoslett. Lucretius: His Genius and His Moral Philosophy. The Midland Publishers. 1939. 48pp.

Duncan F. Kennedy. Rethinking Reality: Lucretius and the Textualization of Nature. University of Michigan Press. 2002. 160pp.

John Masson. Lucretius: Epicurean and Poet. London: John Murray. 1907. 453pp.

Richard Minadeo. The Lyre of Science: Form and Meaning in Lucretius' De Rerum Natura. Wayne State University Press. 1969. 174pp.

J. D. Minyard. Lucretius and the Late Republic: An Essay in Roman Intellectual History. E. J. Brill. 1985. 87pp.

James H. Nichols. Epicurean Political Philosophy: The De Rerum Natura of Lucretius. Cornell University Press. 1976. 214pp.

David N. Sedley. Lucretius and the Transformation of Greek Wisdom. Cambridge University Press. 2003. 256pp.

Charles Segal. Lucretius on Death and Anxiety: Poetry and Philosophy in De Rerum Natura. Princeton University Press. 1990. 279pp.

J. M. Snyder. Puns and Poetry in Lucretius' De Rerum Natura. Amsterdam: B. R. Grüner. 1980. 151pp.

John Veitch. Lucretius and the Atomic Theory. Glasgow: James Maclehose. 1875. 93pp.

David Alexander West. The Imagery and Poetry of Lucretius. Edinburgh University Press. 1969. 142pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.923)

  6. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.151)

  7. Greek and Latin Authors 800BC-1000AD (pp.263-65)

  8. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.620)

  9. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.25)

  10. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.311)

  11. Who's Who in the Roman World (pp.174-76)

  12. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.320)

  13. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.38)

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