The philosophy of Lucretius has been much studied in recent times.
Lucretius, in his vituperation, is graver and more dignified than Alighieri.
Between Lucretius and Tacitus there were for three centuries many great writers in Rome.
But Lucretius does not conceive this progress will continue.
An interval of nearly half a century elapsed between the death of Lucilius and the appearance of the poem of Lucretius.
Gaywood engraved his portrait for the translation of Lucretius.
Both speculatively and practically Cicero appears at a great disadvantage when compared with Lucretius in these respects.
Seneca was a Stoic, as Lucretius was an Epicurean, moralist.
Lucretius, Horace and Donne, at any rate, had a considerable share in moulding his thought and fashioning the form of his verse.
Only Catullus and Lucretius can be compared with any one of them.