Journals Higher Education



Published: 16 March 2021

184 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197518748

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Atomism in the Aeneid

Physics, Politics, and Cosmological Disorder

Matthew M. Gorey

  • The first comprehensive study of allusions to Lucretian atomism in the Aeneid
  • Presents a novel approach to consider Virgil's allusions to Lucretian atomism from the ideological perspective of non-atomist philosophers
  • Sheds valuable light on biographical evidence of Virgil's personal and educational ties to Epicurean philosophers in Naples