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dc.contributor.authorBoyd, Laura Aliceeng
dc.date.issued1907eng
dc.date.submitted1907eng
dc.descriptionLast 29 leaves are blankeng
dc.descriptionTypescripteng
dc.descriptionDate taken from spineeng
dc.descriptionM.A. University of Missouri 1907eng
dc.description.abstractWhen the Greek philosophers first began to write down the results of their investigations they chose verse as the medium through which to present their ideas to the world. This was very natural for poetry was the medium then most in use. But as philosophical thought became more abstract and involved, they could no longer be hampered by the restrictions placed upon the poet and so used prose. Poetry might serve Xenophanes and Empedocles to set forth their theories of first beginnings but when Plato and Aristotle wished to present their broad teachings, they did not try to express their thought in poetic form but used the more simple and direct prose. Why then should Lucretius so many years later choose to clothe his thought in the more difficult verse? His master, Epicurus, had been content with prose, and Epicurus was in most things Lucretius' divine model. This paper seeks to give a partial answer to this question by showing that Lucretius was interested not only in presenting his thought clearly but in giving it a poetic dress.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.description.digitizationDigitized at the University of Missouri--Columbia MU Libraries Digitization Lab in 2011.eng
dc.format.extent47, [29] leaveseng
dc.identifier.merlinb18799206eng
dc.identifier.oclc24437415eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/15474eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/15474
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missourieng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Libraries. MU Libraries Locally Digitized Materialseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.eng
dc.sourceDigitized at the University of Missouri--Columbia Libraries.eng
dc.subject.lcshPhilosophy, Ancient -- Poetryeng
dc.subject.lcshLatin language -- Metrics and rhythmicseng
dc.subject.lcshLucretius Carus, Titus -- Versificationeng
dc.titleSound effects in Lucretiuseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineClassical languages and archaeology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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