Introduction: Approaching Lucretius

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Abstract / Description of output

The Introduction offers a brief overview of historical responses and scholarly approaches to the DRN as context for the chapters of the present volume. Five categories of Lucretian criticism (corresponding to the sections of the volume) are then singled out for special attention: textual criticism; constructs of the author and the reader; metapoetic and ‘atomological’ readings; literary and philosophical intertextuality; politics and ideology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApproaches to Lucretius
Subtitle of host publicationTraditions and Innovations in Reading the De Rerum Natura
EditorsDonncha O'Rourke
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781108421966
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 2020

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • reception
  • textual criticism
  • the author
  • the reader
  • atomology
  • intertextuality
  • politics


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