Currently listening to: On the Nature of Things by Lucretius. Read by Hugh Ross. 🎧 📚 (Audible) Ross, whom I have listened to as Macbeth and also in the “Doctor Who” audio spinoff series “Counter-Measures,” is very good with this. He puts on a voice instead of doing a straight-out read, which threw me for a few minutes at first, and then I got it. It’s written in first person anyway, and Ross’ additional enthusiasm combined with the uniqueness of his voice makes me feel like Lucretius himself is narrating. Given the somewhat snarky tone the text sometimes takes as Lucretius bashes other philosophical deductions, it all works.
And it was written in the first century B.C.? Fascinating – because he just ain’t wrong.
“Nature works with unseen particles.”
”… there is a void in matter.”