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Translation of the De Rerum Natura of Titus Lucretius Carus

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 705
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Translation of the De Rerum Natura of Titus Lucretius Carus
Date(s): c1850
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume containing 81 leaves
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Titus Lucretius Carus was a Roman poet and philosopher. He was probably born in 98 or 96 BC, though few other details of his life are known. Carus was said to have been driven mad by a love-philter, and to have finally committed suicide in 55BC. He left one work, the De Rerum Natura, a didactic poem in 6 books setting forth the Epicurean system of philosophy, especially relating to the origin of the world and operations of natural forces.


Scope and content/abstract:

Anonymous English prose translation of De Rerum Natura by Titus Lucretius Carus, entitled 'The Natural Philosophy of Epicurus as delivered by T.Lucretius Carus in his poem "Of the Nature of Things"'. The manuscript was written c1850.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Collection level description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Bought from Dr. J.H.P. Pafford in 1967.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Nov 2001

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