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Grant, Michael, Greek and Latin Authors, 800 B.C.-A.D. 1000: A Biographical Dictionary, H. W. Wilson, 1979.

Provides pro.les of 376 early Greek and Latin authors.

O'Hara, James J., "Venus or the Muse as 'Ally,'" in Classical Philology, Vol. 93, No. 1, 1998, pp. 69-76.

Explores the influence of the Greek poet Simonides
on Lucretius' De rerum natura.

Summers, Kirk, "Lucretius and the Epicurean Tradition of Piety," in Classical Philology, Vol. 90, No. 1, January, 1995, pp. 32-58.

Lucretius' religious stance, central to his great epic,
differs from that of his master Epicurus.

Thomas, Edmund J., and Eugene Miller, Writers and Philosophers, Greenwood Publishing Group, 1990.

Offers information on 123 writers who are frequently
anthologized, and explains their literary in.uence.
Also, seventy-five philosophers are profiled with brief
explanations of their teachings.


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