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The Resource Lucretius and the language of nature, Barnaby Taylor, (electronic resource)

Lucretius and the language of nature, Barnaby Taylor, (electronic resource)

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Lucretius and the language of nature
Title
Lucretius and the language of nature
Statement of responsibility
Barnaby Taylor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Lucretius' Epicurean poem De Rerum Natura ('On the Nature of Things'), written in the middle of the first century BC, made a fundamental and lasting contribution to the language of Latin philosophy. The style of De Rerum Natura is like nothing else in extant Latin: at once archaic and modern, Romanizing and Hellenizing, intimate and sublime, it draws on multiple literary genres and linguistic registers. This book offers a study of Lucretius' linguistic innovation and creativity. Lucretius is depicted as a linguistic trailblazer, extending and augmenting the technical language of Latin in order to describe the Epicurean universe of atoms and void in all its complexity and sublimity. A detailed understanding of the Epicurean linguistic theory brings with it a greater appreciation of Lucretius' own language. Accordingly, this book features an in-depth reconstruction of certain core features of Epicurean linguistic theory. Elements of Lucretius' style discussed include his attitudes to, and use of, figurative language (especially metaphor); his explorations, both explicit and implicit, of Latin etymology; his uses of Greek; and his creative deployment of compounds and prefixed words. His practice is related throughout not only to the underlying Epicurean theory but also to contemporary Roman attitudes to style and language. The result is a new reading of one of the greatest and most difficult works to survive from the Roman world."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1986-
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Taylor, Barnaby
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford classical monographs
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  • Lucretius Carus, Titus
  • Lucretius Carus, Titus
  • Lucretius Carus, Titus
  • Latin language
Label
Lucretius and the language of nature, Barnaby Taylor, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-212) and indexes
Control code
ssj0002453635
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (x, 223 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780198754909
Lccn
2019955330
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002453635
Label
Lucretius and the language of nature, Barnaby Taylor, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-212) and indexes
Control code
ssj0002453635
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (x, 223 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780198754909
Lccn
2019955330
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002453635

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