By Daniel Markovic
Alleged incompatibility of Epicurus' philosophy with rhetoric has led smooth students to isolate rhetorical techniques in Lucretius' "De Rerum Natura" and regard them as non-Epicurean, accent gains. This learn of Lucretius' rhetorical approaches is predicated on a much wider realizing of the time period rhetoric, no longer constrained to the style of oratory. In a clean dialogue of the questions of provenance and the position of an important formal strategies of exposition in "De Rerum Natura" the writer argues that rather than injecting rhetorical recommendations from non-Epicurean assets, Lucretius in reality intensified rhetorical parts already found in the paintings of Epicurus. those components are used for the aim of rationalization, and serve as as cognitive and mnemonic aids for the reader.