On the Nature of Things (Munro translation)


Read by Pamela Nagami

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Titus Lucretius Carus (c. 99-55 BC), the author of "De Rerum Natura" or "On the Nature of Things," was a Roman poet and philosopher. The work, a didactic poem expounding the teachings of Epicurus, often rises to sublime and lyrical heights. Lucretius enjoins us to shun superstitious fears and religious rituals. The universe is governed by the laws of matter and energy. The world, like ourselves, is mortal. But the philosophic materialism of Lucretius does not impair his awestruck delight in the spectacle of the heavens, in the play of dust motes in a beam of light, in the sight of molten metals, or of the fierce breed of lions, or of horses surging from a starting gate. And above all, Lucretius is interested in his fellow human beings, who though fearful, are also the curious observers of everything around them. (Summary by Pamela Nagami, M.D.) (8 hr 38 min)

Chapters

Book I, Pt. 1 10:37 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book I, Pt. 2 13:45 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book I, Pt. 3 12:19 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book I, Pt. 4 13:03 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book I, Pt. 5 16:12 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book I, Pt. 6 14:02 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book II, Pt. 1 13:08 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book II, Pt. 2 14:35 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book II, Pt. 3 13:33 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book II, Pt. 4 13:41 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book II, Pt. 5 13:49 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book II, Pt. 6 17:31 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book III, Pt. 1 12:01 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book III, Pt. 2 12:09 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book III, Pt. 3 6:00 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book III, Pt. 4 10:15 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book III, Pt. 5 5:24 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book III, Pt. 6 6:42 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book III, Pt. 7 13:36 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book IV, Pt. 1 16:09 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book IV, Pt. 2 17:12 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book IV, Pt. 3 9:27 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book IV, Pt. 4 13:18 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book IV, Pt. 5 17:25 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book IV, Pt. 6 17:28 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book V, Pt. 1 17:10 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book V, Pt. 2 18:03 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book V, Pt. 3 18:10 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book V, Pt. 4 16:41 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book V, Pt. 5 15:12 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book V, Pt. 6 17:50 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book VI, Pt. 1 15:43 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book VI, Pt. 2 14:52 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book VI, Pt. 3 15:30 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book VI, Pt. 4 15:13 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book VI, Pt. 5 15:11 Read by Pamela Nagami
Book VI, Pt. 6 15:38 Read by Pamela Nagami