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 (lo͞o-krē′shəs, -shē-əs) Full name Titus Lucretius Carus. 96?-55? bc.
Roman philosopher and poet. His long poem On the Nature of Things expounds the atomistic physics of Epicurus in order to free its readers of superstition and the fear of death.

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(Biography) full name Titus Lucretius Carus. ?96–55 bc, Roman poet and philosopher. In his didactic poem De rerum natura, he expounds Epicurus' atomist theory of the universe
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(Titus Lucretius Carus) 97?–54 B.C., Roman poet and philosopher.
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At a moment in history when God is said to participate in world politics, the pungent ode to nature De rerum natura, composed by the Roman poet Titus Lucretius Carus, can provide a dose of sanity.
Lucretius Carus De rerum natura, I-III, Oxford, 1947.
The mysteries of the universe, the secrets of nature are Zakharov's elements, yet this scholar is unlike Hesiod or Lucretius Carus.