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For questions about the works of Titus Lucretius Carus (ca. 99–55 BC).

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Reason for ablative case in "praesidioque decorique parentibus esse"

In Lucretius II 641–643 "aut quia significant divam praedicere ut armis ac virtute velint patriam defendere terram praesidioque parent decorique parentibus esse." I am not very comfortable ...
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What are "ferae pecudes"?

In De Rerum Natura (I.14): Inde ferae pecudes persultant pabula laeta et rapidos tranant amnis ... In their commentary William Leonard & ‎Stanley Barney Smith provide three suggestions: ferae: &...
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case for corda in a sentence from Lucretius

At the very beginning of Lucretius "De Rerum Natura" : "... aeria primum volucres te, diva, tuumque significant initum perculsae corda tua vi." Which is translated to : " ...
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Tantum religio potuit suadere malorum – Lucretius

I saw this quote in someone's forum sig file (signature): "Tantum religio potuit suadere malorum." - Lucretius Curious, I consulted Google Translate, which my professional translator brother cautions ...
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Accusative--Infinitive Construction

Lucretius, De Natura Rerum: Liber Secundus; L177–181 contains this sentence: nam quamvis rerum ignorem primordia quae sint, hoc tamen ex ipsis caeli rationibus ausim confirmare aliisque ...
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"In tanto spatio"

Lines 617–623 of De Rerum Natura, book VI: Praeterea, magnam sol partem detrahit æstu. Quippe videmus enim vestes humore madentes Exsiccare suis radiis ardentibu’ solem. At pelage multa et ...
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Pes ultimus insanus cuiusdam versus Lucretii?

How do you scan line 621 of De Rerum Natura, book VI, shown in bold below? Praeterea, magnam sol partem detrahit æstu. Quippe videmus enim vestes humore madentes Exsiccare suis radiis ardentibu’...
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