The Nature of Things: Book 4 The Senses

Lucretious Book 4 was interesting with its discussion of how our senses affect us, and then it also goes into sex. It amazes me that Lucretius knew so much about the human body and science, when it was only around 50 B.C. I understand that many of the topics he approaches are what we consider … Continue reading The Nature of Things: Book 4 The Senses

The Nature of Things: Book 2 The Dance of Atoms

Lucretious (While Book 2 was a little easier to read than book 1, I had to reward myself with reading for fun in order to get through the chapter.) Nor do raging fevers any faster cease to burn If you have fancy tapestries on which to toss and turn..." pg. 37 I really like how … Continue reading The Nature of Things: Book 2 The Dance of Atoms

The Nature of Things: Book 1 Matter and Void

Lucretious While this text is easy to read, but it very long and dry. ...alone [Venus] steer the nature of things upon its course..." pg. 3 I found this quote interesting because it references the goddess Venus before continuing onto a discussion concerning sciences. As a person who does not have a 'god,' I see … Continue reading The Nature of Things: Book 1 Matter and Void