I reconstruct the Epicurean philosophical position on civil strife and examine Lucretius' engagement with the topic against it. I challenge the scholarly consensus and argue that there is in fact no compulsion to explain Lucretius' concern with civil strife by appeal to a preoccupation with contemporary events.
|Number of pages||25|
|Journal||Phoenix: Journal of the Canadian Classical Association|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|