21 Apr 2016 19:20

I read about half of De Rerum Natura when I was younger and my Latin was better; when I am older and my Latin is better I should like to translate the whole thing. The Leonard translation is on-line, but I don't like it very much. The translation by Anthony Esolen, not on-line, is the best I've run across. (When I am much older, I should like to translate it into literary Chinese, and Chuang Tzu into Latin, to confound the philologists of the future.)