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[loo-kree-shuh s] /luˈkri ʃəs/

(Titus Lucretius Carus) 97?–54 b.c, Roman poet and philosopher.
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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