Jul 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

LATIN 609 - Lucretius

3 Credit(s) | Lecture | Graded
Not repeatable for credit

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.