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The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern - Stephen Greenblatt I thought this book was going to be about how De Rerum Natura influenced the Renaissance, but that part of the story was mostly confined to the last two chapters. The book focused more on the climate in which Poggio found himself when he came across the manuscript, and aspects of his career that wasn't really related to the reintroduction of the poem by Lucretius. It was all very interesting, but not what I expected based on the jacket cover.