Lucretius, de Rerum Natura 3.866-9

“Clearly, there is nothing in death which is to be feared, nor should one be sad when it cannot make the slightest difference whether he had never been born, when immortal death does take away his mortal life.”


scire licet nobis nil esse in morte timendum

nec miserum fieri qui non est posse neque hilum

differre an nullo fuerit iam tempore natus,

mortalem vitam mors cum immortalis ademit.

2 thoughts on “Lucretius, de Rerum Natura 3.866-9

    1. I have, these past few months, been surprised at just how much he has reduced your antipathy to Latin in general.

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