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Lucretius, Titus Lucretius Carus

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Biography - Lucretius, Titus Lucretius Carus:

Roman poet and philosopher. (*Approximate years of birth and death).
Born: -99 - Died: -53
Period:
1st century BC
Place of birth: Italy
Italy

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Pleasant it is, when over a great sea the winds trouble the waters, to gaze from shore upon another's great tribulation: not because any man's troubles are a delectable joy, but because to perceive from what ills you are free yourself is pleasant.
Lucretius, Titus Lucretius Carus - De rerum natura




Translation  

Translation

(French, Latin)


French
Il est doux, quand sur la grande mer les vents soulèvent les flots, d'assister de la terre aux rudes épreuves d'autrui : non que la souffrance de personne nous soit un plaisir si grand ; mais voir à quels maux on échappe soi-même est chose douce.”
Lucrèce, Titus Lucretius Carus - De rerum natura

Latin
Suave, mari magno turbantibus aequora ventis
e terra magnum alterius spectare laborem;
non quia vexari quemquamst iucunda voluptas,
sed quibus ipse malis careas quia cernere suavest.”





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The mask is torn off, the reality remains.”
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