August 1st, 2011
Episode 213 of 447 episodes
This week in the magazine, Stephen Greenblatt explains how Lucretius and his poem "On the Nature of Things" shaped the modern world. Here Greenblatt reads a passage from John Dryden's translation of "On the Nature of Things," and talks with Blake Eskin about how the poem disappeared for a thousand years, how it was rediscovered, and the clash between Lucretius' ideas and the Catholic church--and also Greenblatt's Jewish mother.
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