G. B. Cobbold

G. B. Cobbold

G. B. Cobbold holds a BA and MA from Cambridge University and has taught classics in secondary schools in the UK and USA. He is the author of Rome: Empire without End (Wayside, 1995) and Hellas (Wayside, 1999) and is the translator for Vergil's Aeneid: Hero • War • Humanity (Bolchazy-Carducci, 2005), The Red Flare: Cicero’s On Old Age (Bolchazy-Carducci, 2012), and The Right Thing to Do: Cicero’s De Officiis (Bolchazy-Carducci, 2014).

G. B. Cobbold's Books

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  • Lucretius: The Nature of the Universe

    Translated by: G. B. Cobbold
    Product Code: 8385
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-838-1

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    We know almost nothing of the Roman author Lucretius, except that he gave to the world a didactic poem that is the oddest of ducks: a passionate, philosophic/scientific treatise that explains Epicurus's theory of atoms and touts reason and exacting knowledge of the way things are as antidotes to uncertainty and the fear of death. In six books that teeter between celebratory creation and total annihilation, its narrative is driven by pounding logic and determined pedagogical prodding. Studded as it is with vivid stories and meticulous observations of natural phenomena, The Nature of the Universe is an ancient work still able to grab hold of modern readers and not let go. As timely today as it was 2,000 years ago, it proves that the humanities and sciences can inspire and complete one another.