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great dudes in history: Lucretius
« on: September 02, 2012, 10:47:41 AM »
let's drink a white russian to Lucretius, the Roman author of the epic poem "On the Nature of the Universe."  Lucretius teaches us to embrace and enjoy life, and not to succumb to superstition or fear of death. 

the poem was lost to history for more than a thousand years, until its text was discovered in a remote monastery.  When it was disseminated, the religious establishment felt so threatened that the poem was suppressed.  However, its lessons were so compelling it was circulated by free thinkers, even at great personal risk. 

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Re: great dudes in history: Lucretius
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2012, 01:14:46 PM »
Welcome to our beach party dude....the bar is over there! 8)
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_rerum_natura

De rerum natura (On the Nature of Things) is a 1st century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience. The poem, written in some 7,400 dactylic hexameters, is divided into six untitled books, and explores Epicurean physics through richly poetic language and metaphors.[1] Lucretius presents the principles of atomism; the nature of the mind and soul; explanations of sensation and thought; the development of the world and its phenomena; and explains a variety of celestial and terrestrial phenomena. The universe described in the poem operates according to these physical principles, guided by fortuna, "chance", and not the divine intervention of the traditional Roman deities.[2]
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Re: great dudes in history: Lucretius
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2012, 05:22:38 PM »
let's drink a white russian to Lucretius, the Roman author of the epic poem "On the Nature of the Universe."  Lucretius teaches us to embrace and enjoy life, and not to succumb to superstition or fear of death. 

the poem was lost to history for more than a thousand years, until its text was discovered in a remote monastery.  When it was disseminated, the religious establishment felt so threatened that the poem was suppressed.  However, its lessons were so compelling it was circulated by free thinkers, even at great personal risk. 

Hey dudecahedron, welcome to our beach community and dude-topia. grab a rug and abide, mang. Bar's over there, dude.

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Re: great dudes in history: Lucretius
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2012, 05:52:52 PM »
Nice first post Dudecahedron.

Welcome to our nice quiet beach community.

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Re: great dudes in history: Lucretius
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2020, 06:07:31 AM »
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