The Resource Lucretius on creation and evolution : a commentary on De rerum natura, Book five, lines 772-1104, Gordon Campbell

Lucretius on creation and evolution : a commentary on De rerum natura, Book five, lines 772-1104, Gordon Campbell

Label
Lucretius on creation and evolution : a commentary on De rerum natura, Book five, lines 772-1104
Title
Lucretius on creation and evolution
Title remainder
a commentary on De rerum natura
Title number
Book five, lines 772-1104
Statement of responsibility
Gordon Campbell
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
Lucretius' account of the origin of life, the origin of species, and human prehistory is the longest and most detailed account extant from the ancient world. It gives an anti-teleological mechanistic theory of zoogony and the origin of species that does away with the need for any divine aid or design in the process, and accordingly it has been seen as a forerunner of Darwin's theory of evolution. This commentary locates Lucretius in both the ancient and modern contexts, and treats Lucretius' ideas as very much alive rather than as historical concepts. The recent revival of creationism makes this study particularly relevant to contemporary debate, and indeed, many of the central questions posed by creationists are those Lucretius attempts to answer
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Cataloging source
VDU
Dewey number
871/.01
Index
index present
Language note
Text in Latin with commentary in English
LC call number
PA6485
LC item number
.C36 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford classical monographs
Label
Lucretius on creation and evolution : a commentary on De rerum natura, Book five, lines 772-1104, Gordon Campbell
Publication
Note
Originally presented as author's thesis (D. Phil.), Jesus College, Oxford University
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [354]-376) and indexes
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Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine derived contents note: Introduction -- Text -- Translation -- Commentary
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 385 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191819384
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.b33758931
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
sks33758931

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