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Episode One Hundred Seven - The Epicurean Emphasis on Natural ScienceLetter to Herodotus Wherefore since the method I have described is valuable to all those who are accustomed to the investigation of nature, I who urge upon others the constant occupation in the investigation of nature, and find my own peace chiefly in a life so occupied, have composed for you another epitome on these lines, summing up the first principles of the whole doctrine. First of all, Herodotus, we must grasp the ideas attached to words, in order that we may be able to refer to them and s…
Episode One Hundred Seven - The Epicurean Emphasis on Natural ScienceShow Notes: Thank you to Marco for supplying my deficiency last week in reference to the story about the wild horse! Lucretius in the context of Roman Handbooks --De Rerum Natura, On the Nature of Things, compared with; --De Aquaeductu, on the Roman Water Supply By Frontinus --De Agri Cultura, on Agriculture By Cato the Elder --De Rei Militari, on Military Matters By Vegetius --De Medicina, on Medicine By Cornelius Celsus --De Architectura, on Architecture By Vitruvius --------------‐--‐--------…
Episode One Hundred Seven - The Epicurean Emphasis on Natural ScienceDon, I was not able to read that in time for recording, but thank you for posting it! I still need to read Sedley.