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LUCRETIUS: On the Nature of Things (Unabridged)

Lucretius was born in 99 BC, and On the Nature of Things is his only surviving work. His aim was to free the Roman world from its two great terrors—the gods and death. Lucretius argues that the gods are not actively involved in life, so need not be appeased; and that death is the end of everything human—body and soul—and therefore should not be feared.

But On the Nature of Things is also a poem of striking imagery, intimate natural observation and touching pathos. It is one of the most influential writings in Western thought.



Disc 1

  On the Nature of Things (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Book 1 00:05:57
2.   Play with flash player But I fear in these matters… 00:06:47
3.   Play with flash player And why do we see roses coming out in spring… 00:06:50
4.   Play with flash player Come, I have been teaching you… 00:06:10
5.   Play with flash player Besides, although things may be thought as solid… 00:06:08
6.   Play with flash player Moreover, there is nothing you can claim is separate… 00:06:09
7.   Play with flash player Thus, matter which consists of solid bodies… 00:06:13
8.   Play with flash player Thus, primary basic stuff is purely solid… 00:06:38
9.   Play with flash player Thus, those who have thought the material of stuff is fire… 00:06:07
10.   Play with flash player And thus, since these four basic elements… 00:05:46
11.   Play with flash player Here there remains a slender chance to avoid the issue… 00:06:03
12.   Play with flash player All that exists then, has no boundaries… 00:05:44
13.   Play with flash player There would be no way they could act like this… 00:04:24


Disc 2

  On the Nature of Things (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Since I have shown that space is infinite… 00:01:32
2.   Play with flash player Book 2 00:06:55
3.   Play with flash player This being the case, it is clear… 00:05:42
4.   Play with flash player In my argument, this is now the place… 00:06:17
5.   Play with flash player So do you now see that, though outside forces push… 00:03:53
6.   Play with flash player Come now, learn next about the particles… 00:05:09
7.   Play with flash player And finally, all things agreeable to the senses… 00:07:52
8.   Play with flash player Since I have proved that point, I will go on… 00:04:06
9.   Play with flash player In these matters, it is also good… 00:06:00
10.   Play with flash player What's more, any single living creature… 00:06:11
11.   Play with flash player Besides, if no natural colour has been given… 00:06:06
12.   Play with flash player First you must look for some oily substance… 00:06:11
13.   Play with flash player But if someone, by chance, were to point out… 00:06:15
14.   Play with flash player But now set your mind, I pray… 00:06:02


Disc 3

  On the Nature of Things (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Since the moment earth was first created… 00:05:29
2.   Play with flash player Book 3 00:06:56
3.   Play with flash player First, I say that mind, which we often call the understanding… 00:05:52
4.   Play with flash player And now, I will move on in this discourse… 00:05:22
5.   Play with flash player Now, though I am keen to give an argument… 00:06:28
6.   Play with flash player As for the rest, if anyone denies… 00:06:31
7.   Play with flash player Then, too, we sense mind comes into being… 00:07:05
8.   Play with flash player And since mind is one part of a man… 00:05:52
9.   Play with flash player And since we do perceive vital sense… 00:05:18
10.   Play with flash player Moreover, are particles of soul left in a body… 00:05:00
11.   Play with flash player Furthermore, a tree cannot live in aether… 00:05:59
12.   Play with flash player Thus, if you see a man concerned about himself… 00:04:33
13.   Play with flash player Furthermore, what if the nature of things suddenly spoke… 00:06:28


Disc 4

  On the Nature of Things (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player But in life there is fear of punishment… 00:06:14
2.   Play with flash player Book 4 00:07:18
3.   Play with flash player Come now and learn how thin the substance is… 00:06:15
4.   Play with flash player Then, too, if tiny particles of things which are dispatched… 00:03:56
5.   Play with flash player In these matters, we should not think it at all wonderful… 00:05:44
6.   Play with flash player Now, from darkness we see things in the light… 00:04:25
7.   Play with flash player It also happens that when young children… 00:04:50
8.   Play with flash player And furthermore, if anyone thinks that nothing is known… 00:06:10
9.   Play with flash player And therefore, when we force up these voices… 00:06:10
10.   Play with flash player And now, so you can understand how this happens… 00:05:24
11.   Play with flash player Come now and find out what substances… 00:06:56
12.   Play with flash player In these matters you must desire… 00:05:44
13.   Play with flash player The ways that sleep floods rest throughout the limbs… 00:06:33
14.   Play with flash player Then, too, human minds… 00:03:28


Disc 5

  On the Nature of Things (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player This pleasure we call Venus. 00:06:09
2.   Play with flash player And these problems are those one finds… 00:05:12
3.   Play with flash player And when, during the mingling of the seed… 00:05:55
4.   Play with flash player Book 5 00:06:23
5.   Play with flash player As for the rest - so we avoid delaying… 00:07:24
6.   Play with flash player Even if I did not already know what primary particles are… 00:05:38
7.   Play with flash player Now I will speak of air… 00:07:23
8.   Play with flash player And furthermore, since the most important portions… 00:06:10
9.   Play with flash player Then there followed the first developments of sun and moon… 00:06:36
10.   Play with flash player And sun's disk and fire… 00:06:04
11.   Play with flash player In the same way, the goddess of the morning… 00:06:19
12.   Play with flash player You must assume for similar reasons… 00:06:46


Disc 6

  On the Nature of Things (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Back then many races of animals must have died off… 00:06:24
2.   Play with flash player Back then they did now know how to use fire… 00:05:30
3.   Play with flash player Thus, to suppose that in the past… 00:06:28
4.   Play with flash player Therefore, kings were killed… 00:04:00
5.   Play with flash player O unhappy race of men… 00:05:55
6.   Play with flash player Now, Memmius, to find out how the nature of iron… 00:06:04
7.   Play with flash player However, using mouths to imitate the liquid sound of birds… 00:05:41
8.   Play with flash player Book 6 00:05:56
9.   Play with flash player Now, although I have set down many things… 00:07:35
10.   Play with flash player These things, you understand, take place… 00:05:33
11.   Play with flash player So then we must assume the storm clouds stand… 00:07:06


Disc 7

  On the Nature of Things (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The vault of heaven, set with gleaming stars… 00:04:55
2.   Play with flash player To continue now with this discussion… 00:05:07
3.   Play with flash player Come now, I will show you how moisture gathers… 00:07:54
4.   Play with flash player To begin with, men find it strange… 00:05:06
5.   Play with flash player Now I will show how that inferno is suddenly roused… 00:04:17
6.   Play with flash player Pay attention now, and I will show you… 00:07:19
7.   Play with flash player And furthermore, in wells water gets colder… 00:05:26
8.   Play with flash player With matters of this sort, you must clearly establish… 00:05:36
9.   Play with flash player And so once these points have all been fully settled… 00:07:00
10.   Play with flash player Now, I will explain the nature of disease… 00:03:19
11.   Play with flash player Such a cause of disease, such a poisonous atmosphere… 00:05:34
12.   Play with flash player But in those days hardly any birds at all… 00:05:16

Total Playing Time: 08:42:07






Author(s):
Lucretius

Reader(s):
Ross, Hugh

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0017

Barcode: 9781843794318

Release Date: 2010

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