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

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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’...