Lucretius: Biography, Books & Atomic Theory


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According to a (probably false) legend, Lucretius killed himself after _____.

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1. How did Lucretius' work provide a legacy for later scientists?

2. Lucretius dedicated De rerum naturae to _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz/worksheet combo helps you test your understanding of Lucretius. His books and theories are highlighted on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Using these resources, find out how much you know about:

  • Who Lucretius dedicated De rerum naturae to
  • How Lucretius' work helped scientists later on
  • Differences between ancient atomism and modern atomic theory
  • Why scholars believe Lucretius came from an aristocratic background

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast main topics, such as ancient atomism and modern atomic theory
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about Lucretius' death
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on Lucretius

Additional Learning

Keep learning about this man by working through the lesson called Lucretius: Biography, Books & Atomic Theory. Thanks to this lesson, you can:

  • Determine how Lucretius' work is regarded
  • Define atomism
  • Review clues that reveal information about Lucretius' life