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De Rerum Natura

Lucretius didactic poem

Fishburn and Hughes: "'On the Nature of Things': a didactic and philosophical poem in six books by the Roman poet Lucretius (c.95-55 BC) in which the universe is explained, from an Epicurean point of view, as the result of the chance encounter of atoms rather than the intervention of the gods.
The Faust-like traits found in De Rerum Natura refer to its challenge to religion, liberating man from the fear of death." (59)

Borges Index: 
Deutsches Requiem, El Aleph, OC, 577. Quevedo, Otras inquisiciones, OC, 660. El Centauro, El libro de los seres imaginarios, OCC, 605. La inmortalidad, BO, 37, 38. Carta a Abramowicz, CF, 100-01. Herman Melville: Bartleby, P, 116. Francisco de Quevedo: Prosa y verso, P, 119. Examen de un soneto de Góngora, TE, 129. Sobre una alegoría china, TR2, 202.