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date: 27 February 2024

Lucretius c.94–55 bc
Roman poet 

  1. Tantum religio potuit suadere malorum.
    So much wrong could religion induce.
    De Rerum Natura bk. 1, l. 101
  2. …Nil posse creari
    De nilo.
    Nothing can be created out of nothing.
    De Rerum Natura bk. 1, l. 155
  3. Inque brevi spatio mutantur saecla animantum
    Et quasi cursores vitai lampada tradunt.
    Some races increase, others are reduced, and in a short while the generations of living creatures are changed and like runners relay the torch of life.
    De Rerum Natura bk. 2, l. 8