Lucretius and civil strife

Sean Mcconnell

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)97-121
    Number of pages25
    JournalPhoenix: Journal of the Canadian Classical Association
    Issue number1/2
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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