Course Content (Syllabus)
General introduction into Hellenistic, especially Epicurean, philosophy. Study of the ways in which Lucretius' De Rerum Natura accommodates Epicurean philosophy. Focusing, my means of select passages, on Lucretius' philosophical attitudes, diction, style and metrical technique.
epic, philosophy, Epicurus, Lucretius
Additional bibliography for study
J. Warren (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Epicureanism, 2009.
J. M. Rist, Epicurus, 1972
S. Gillespie & Philip Hardie, The Cambridge Companion to Lucretius, 2007.