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Single Idea 7823

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / C. History of Philosophy / 3. Earlier European Philosophy / c. Later medieval philosophy]

Full Idea

Lucretius's 'De Rerum Natura' was rediscovered in 1417, after languishing forgotten for six centuries.

Gist of Idea

Lucretius was rediscovered in 1417


A.C. Grayling (What is Good? [2003], Ch.5)

Book Reference

Grayling,A.C.: 'What is Good? The Best Way to Live' [Phoenix 2003], p.124

A Reaction

A wonder. Is it the greatest book of the ancient world - because it partially preserves the lost philosophy of great Democritus?