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Epos And Physis

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In Lucretius' immediate intellectual milieu, the best representative of this tradition is Aratus' Phaenomena, a didactic poem that enjoyed enormous success in Rome. Aratus' poem is the thread that leads our interpretation into the world of Hellenistic and Roman education. Lucretius regarded Epicurus as a god, and the claim is amply supported by the tradition of the school. At the heart of Hellenistic and Roman education lay the literary curriculum. The importance of the study of language and literature reflected the actual needs of the societies in which the system was created and used. Partly a popularizing, protreptic work, DRN is rooted in the tradition of the school and continues the vein of the exoteric works of Epicurus, such as the Letter to Menoeceus. The concept of DRN was one of the greatest refinements of a Greek cultural product that a Roman ever performed.

Keywords: DRN; Epicurus; epos; hellenistic education; physis

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