Alberto Corrado

Fourteen years after the publication of Fowler’s work on De rerum natura 2.1-332 – which remains unparalleled in its completeness and depth regarding the motion of the atoms in Lucretius – we are left to ponder how much work is yet required in order to further investigate Lucretius’ elucidation on physics, which finds strength in the ancient philosophical legacy so deeply embedded in his work. My research focuses on lines 333-729 of book 2, addressing the issue of atomic shape, and aiming to explore that part of Lucretius’ opus which at present is not covered by any thorough commentary. Interests: Latin, Didactic Poetry, Lucretius, Epicurus, Empedocles, Ancient Philosophy, Presocratic Philosophy, Atomism.

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