August 31, 2013
2500 years ago Lucretius gave us the modern world. We ignored him.
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.
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I’ll be looking for this book soon.