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Author Marković, Daniel.

Title The rhetoric of explanation in Lucretius' De rerum natura / by Daniel Marković
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (x, 176 pages)
Series Mnemosyne. Supplements, 0169-8958 ; v. 294
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum ; 294
Contents Introduction. From Epicurus To Lucretius -- Ch. 1. Epas and Physis -- Epicurean Education and Traditional Education -- Hellenistic Literary Education -- Epicurean Education -- Lucretius as a Teacher -- DRN as an Educational Poem -- The Aim of DRN -- Ch. 2. A Linear Universe -- The Poem -- Individual Books -- Argumentative Sections -- The Organizational Principles of DRN -- Ch. 3. Arguments and Ornaments -- Arguments from Analogy -- Arguments from Contradiction -- Arguments from Etymology -- Arguments from Definition -- Arguments from Cause and Effect -- Arguments from Comparison -- Loci and the Composition of DRN -- Outlook. The Rhetoric of Explanation in DRN
Summary Alleged incompatibility of Epicurus' philosophy with rhetoric has led modern scholars to isolate rhetorical procedures in Lucretius' "De Rerum Natura" and regard them as non-Epicurean, accessory features. This study of Lucretius' rhetorical procedures is based on a wider understanding of the term rhetoric, not limited to the genre of oratory. In a fresh discussion of the questions of provenance and the role of the most important formal procedures of exposition in "De Rerum Natura" the author argues that instead of injecting rhetorical strategies from non-Epicurean sources
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-162) and indexes
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Subject Lucretius Carus, Titus. De rerum natura -- Criticism, Textual.
Lucretius Carus, Titus. De rerum natura.
Didactic poetry, Latin -- History and criticism.
Philosophy, Ancient, in literature.
Rhetoric, Ancient -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008014326
ISBN 9047433661 (electronic bk.)
9789047433668 (electronic bk.)