Introduction Stuart Gillespie and Philip Hardie; Part I. Antiquity: 1. Lucretius and Greek philosophy James Warren; 2. Lucretius and the Herculaneum library Dirk Obbink; 3. Lucretius and Roman politics and history Alessandro Schiesaro; 4. Lucretius and previous poetic traditions Monica Gale; 5. Lucretian architecture: the structure and argument of the De rerum natura Joseph Farrell; 6. Lucretian texture: style, metre and rhetoric in the De rerum natura E. J. Kenney; 7. Lucretius and later Latin literature in antiquity Philip Hardie; Part II. Themes: 8. Lucretius and modern science Monte Johnson and Catherine Wilson; 9. Moral and political philosophy: readings of Lucretius from Virgil to Voltaire Reid Barbour; 10. Lucretius and the sublime James Porter; 11. Religion and enlightenment in the neo-Latin reception of Lucretius Yasmin Haskell; Part III. Reception: 12. Lucretius in the middle ages Michael Reeve; 13. Lucretius in the Italian Renaissance Valentina Prosperi; 14. Lucretius in early modern France Philip Ford; 15. Lucretius in the English Renaissance Stuart Gillespie; 16. The English voices of Lucretius from John Evelyn to John Mason Good David Hopkins; 17. Lucretius in the European Enlightenment Eric Baker; 18. Lucretius in Romantic and Victorian Britain Martin Priestman; 19. Lucretius and the moderns Stuart Gillespie and Donald Mackenzie.
STUART GILLESPIE is Reader in English Literature at the University of Glasgow. PHILIP HARDIE is Senior Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge.
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