Lucretius Carus, Titus
(1,216 words)

b. between 94 and 98 BC;

d. 15 Oct. 55 BC;

eminent Roman Epicurean poet and philosopher.


The only extant work transmitted under the name of Lucretius is the didactic poem De rerum natura. Duplicate copies of the text raise doubts as to whether the poem had been finished by the author himself or whether …

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Landfester, Manfred, “Lucretius Carus, Titus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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