Category Archives: Lucretius

Lucretius, De rerum natura I. 80-101 (contributed by Terry Walsh)

I have always admired Lucretius’ stern and rational epicureanism, so different from the orthodox classical belief. (And Emanuele’s Cicero passage needs a counterblast!) Terry Walsh     Illud in his rebus vereor, ne forte rearis                                      80 impia te rationis inire elementa viamque indugredi sceleris. quod contra saepius illa religio peperit scelerosa atque impia facta. […]