The Swerve

August 31, 2013

2500 years ago Lucretius gave us the modern world. We ignored him.

Listen to The Swerve

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In 1417, a Renaissance scribe and book hunter discovered an ancient manuscript in a monastery.  That book was the Roman poet Lucretius’ On the Nature of Things.  Renowned scholar Stephen Greenblatt tells us how that discovery changed the world.

Read more: The Origins of Atheism by Richard Handler on cbc.ca 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/02/26/f-vp-handler-swerve.html

Google search: CBC Ideas Swerve Lucretius

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/sep/23/the-swerve-stephen-greenblatt-review

I’ll be looking for this book soon.

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