Reading Lucretius in the Renaissance /
After its rediscovery in 1417, Lucretius's Epicurean didactic poem De Rerum Natura threatened to supply radicals and atheists with the one weapon unbelief had lacked in the Middle Ages: good answers. Scholars could now challenge Christian patterns of thought by employing the theory of atomistic...
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Harvard University Press,
|Series:||I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history.