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[loo-kree-shuh s]
  1. Titus Lucretius Carus, 97?–54 b.c., Roman poet and philosopher.
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Related formsLu·cre·tian, adjective
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Examples from the Web for lucretius

Historical Examples of lucretius

  • The doctrines of Democritus will be found again in those of Epicurus and Lucretius.

    Initiation into Philosophy

    Emile Faguet

  • Epicurus said that or, if he did not, Lucretius said it for him.

    The Paliser case

    Edgar Saltus

  • That word ‘Magnus’ rules in Lucretius as much as ‘Nequicquam.’

  • Brotteaux pulled out his Lucretius from the fireplace all black with soot.

    The Gods are Athirst

    Anatole France

  • Dryden measures himself with Juvenal, Lucretius, and Virgil.

British Dictionary definitions for lucretius


  1. full name Titus Lucretius Carus. ?96–55 bc, Roman poet and philosopher. In his didactic poem De rerum natura, he expounds Epicurus' atomist theory of the universe
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Derived FormsLucretian, adjective
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