Monday, September 01, 2008

Montaigne and Lucretius

The University Library is currently mounting an exhibition of some of the books from Montaigne's library, including his copy of Lambinus' 1563 edition of Lucretius' De rerum natura. There are some tantalising images here, including some annotations on the latter parts of DRN 3 (3.854ff. nam cum respicias...). The resolution of the web images is not good enough - understandably - for me to make out much but I shall certainly be going to have a proper look. The exhibition website includes a translation of some of his comments on the palingenesis argument here.

(Thanks to Erik Anderson for pointing out some faulty links; I think they are right now.)

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