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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Main Author: Palmer, Ada (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2014.
Series:I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history.
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Online Access:CONNECT