A setting of selected texts from the poem by Lucretius.
I. Science & Superstition Æneadum genetrix, hominum divomque voluptas, Alma Venus, cæeli subter labentia signa Quæ mare navigerum, quæ terras frugiferentis Concelebras… Quas ob res, ubi viderimus, nil posse creari De nihilo: tum, quod sequimur, iam rectius inde Perspiciemus; et unde queat res pqæque creari; Et quo quæque modo fiant opera sine divom.
II. The Atomic Theory Instrumental
III. The Eulogy on Epicurus Ipse Epicurus obit decurso lumine vitæ Qui genus humanum ingenio superavit, et omnis Restinxit, stellas exortus ut æthereus sol…
IV. The Origin of Music At liquidas auium voces imitarier ore Ante fuit multo, quam levia carmina cantu Concelebrare homines possent, auris que iuvare…
—Titus Lucretius Carus (fl. early 1st century BCE)
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