(Titus Lucretius Carus; ca. 9755 BC). B. perhaps Rome; poet; adopted atomism* of Democritus* and Epicurus*; held that all things, including gods (who take no concern in human affairs) and the soul, consist of fine particles; envisioned a kind of steady state, in which nothing is created out of nothing, and the universe does not change. Works include the poem De rerum natura. See also Secularism; Steady State Theory.
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