The #Lucretius Meme Campaign has published a series of memes based on Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things), the 1st-Century great Epicurean masterpiece which proposed natural explanations for things that inspired superstitious fear and awe in ancient man (like the orbits of planets and lightening), explained their early theory of the atom and of natural selection, proposed that there was an innumerable quantity of worlds with life in them, and many other fascinating ideas that are still considered progressive today. DRN is a major early work of naturalist cosmology and one of the books that inspired Giordano Bruno and caused a paranoid church to have him cooked alive for heresy.

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The Lucretius Meme Campaign contains quotes in both Spanish and English, and in some cases also powerful imagery that illustrates the importance of the points made by the Roman poet.


More memes and educational material can be found at SoE’s Memes and Pamphlets page. Please feel free to share these memes with others and on social media!

About hiramcrespo

Hiram Crespo is the author of 'Tending the Epicurean Garden' (Humanist Press, 2014) and 'How to Live a Good Life' (Penguin Random House, 2020), and founder of He's also written for The Humanist, Eidolon, Occupy, The New Humanism, The Secular Web, Europa Laica, AteístasPR, and many other outlets.
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