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Lucretius: the Wonderer

dc.contributor.advisorHallett, Judithen_US
dc.contributor.authorKunz, Innaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-22T06:15:47Z
dc.date.available2016-06-22T06:15:47Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2WJ54
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/18393
dc.description.abstractI seek to create a Lucretius text useful for a high school classroom including a commentary on four sections of the poem. The passages include 2.998 – 1047 which explains how the Epicurean atomic theory, 3.912—979 the famous passage that denies the underworld and its tortures, 5.855 – 923 the semi-Darwinian passage detailing the sorts of creatures that can exist in this world, and 5.1194– 1240 about the detrimental effects of humans fearing gods. In addition to writing a commentary on these passages, I will explore the perception of Lucretius though the present day, in hopes of discovering how and why this important and influential author has been so systematically excluded from secondary latin literary studies. My discussion will include an overview of how modern Latin textbooks do or do not mention Lucretius and how his presence in these textbooks compares to his role in university-level Latin course offerings. In addition to writing a commentary on these passages, I will explore the perception of Lucretius though the present day, in hopes of discovering how and why this important and influential author has been so systematically excluded from secondary latin literary studies. My discussion will include an overview of how modern Latin textbooks do or do not mention Lucretius and how his presence in these textbooks compares to his role in university-level Latin course offerings. I am hoping this research will be useful both pedagogically and for learning how decisions about literary content are made in American secondary and higher education in Latin.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleLucretius: the Wondereren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentClassicsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledClassical literatureen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPhilosophyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledEpicurusen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledLucretiusen_US


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