Three Studies in Epicurean Cosmology

F.A. Bakker

Research output: ThesisDoctoral thesis 1 (Research UU / Graduation UU)


This dissertation consists of three studies dealing with various aspects of Epicurean cosmology. The first study discusses the Epicurean practice of explaining astronomical and meteorological phenomena by multiple alternative theories. The second study compares the meteorological accounts of Epicurus and Lucretius with other ancient meteorologies as regards the scope and order of their subject matter. The third one examines the claim that Epicurus and Lucretius held the earth to be flat.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Utrecht University
  • Algra, Keimpe, Primary supervisor
Award date17 Nov 2010
Print ISBNs978-90-393-5456-8
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2010


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