Promo And Highlights For The Lucretius Podcast

  • Here is a quick promo I made to call attention to a new project: a podcast dedicated to going step by step through Lucretius' "On the Nature of Things." Surprisingly few fans of Epicurus have taken the time to read Lucretius's poem in its entirety, and I think there's a good reason why commentator's rarely recommend him: because in his six books and thousands of lines, Lucretius has very few crumbs for those who want to portray Epicurus as motivated by "freedom from pain" rather than Pleasure.

    From start to finish Lucretius focuses on a practical approach to following "Divine Pleasure, Guide of Life" by blasting the foundation out from under supernatural religion, threats of punishment after death, and dialectical trickery, all the while pointing out "the straight path" to follow pleasure to happy living. We very much need a podcast on this, and several of us will work to bring you this as soon as we can.

  • Cassius

    Changed the title of the thread from “Promo For The Lucretius Podcast” to “Promo And Highlights For The Lucretius Podcast”.