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1 Lehoux, Daryn & A. D. Morrison & Alison Sharrock (Eds. ) LUCRETIUS: Poetry, Philosophy, Science
Oxford University Press 2013 0199605408 / 9780199605408 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Scholar's name to ffep (Robert Brown). Else book is fine. Light wear to DJ. ; Lucretius' didactic masterpiece De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things) is one of the most brilliant and powerful poems in the Latin language, a passionate attempt at dispelling humanity's fear of death and its enslavement by false beliefs about the gods, and a detailed exposition of Epicurean atomist physics. For centuries, it has raised the question of whether it is primarily a poem or primarily a philosophical treatise, which also presents scientific doctrine. The current volume seeks to unite the three disciplinary aspects -- poetry, philosophy, and science -- in order to offer a holistic response to an important monument in cultural history. With ten original essays and an analytical introduction, the volume aims not only to combine different approaches within single covers, but to offer responses to the poem by experts from all three scholarly backgrounds. Philosophers and scholars of ancient science look closely at the artistic placement of individual words, while literary critics explore ethical matters and the contribution of Lucretius' poetry to the argument of the poem. Topics covered include death and grief, evolution and the cosmos, ethics and politics, perception, and epistemology. ; 336 pages 
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2 Morrison, A. D. PERFORMANCES AND AUDIENCES IN PINDAR'S SICILIAN VICTORY ODES
University of London Institute of Classical Studies 2007 1905670095 / 9781905670093 Softcover Fine 
As new. ; Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies Supplement 95; 156 pages; Pindarís fifteen victory odes for Sicilian victors include some of Pindarís most impressive and widely admired poems, such as the first two Olympians and first three Pythians. The majority of the Sicilian odes date from between about 476 to 466 BC and were composed to celebrate the victories of the great tyrants of Sicily Hieron of Syracuse and Theron of Akragas or their families or courtiers at the crown games. The Sicilian tyrants made spectacular use of their wealth and power in competing in equestrian events at the games and in commissioning Pindar and Bacchylides to celebrate their victories in song. This book examines the Sicilian odes of Pindar as a group, investigating the ways in which they interact and exploit their overlapping and intersecting audiences. It studies the different performances of Pindarís odes (including reperformances subsequent to the first performance) and the audiences of these performances, and argues that these have important consequences for our view of the role victory odes played in the self-display of the Sicilian tyrannies to one another and the wider Greek world, the intertexts between the odes, the Ďconventionalí material in Pindar and the ways in which Pindar fulfils his promise of lasting fame for his patrons. 
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