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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LATIN 609 - Lucretius

3 Credit(s)

This course will be devoted Lucretius’ De rerum natura, the great didactic epic of Epicureanism. We will examine the philosophical doctrines that Lucretius espoused, the poetic and literary qualities of his poem, his influence on successors, and the way he manipulated the Latin language and the dactylic hexameter to serve his ends.