Opificio 12th December 2016

Enrico Flores (University of Naples ‘Federico II’) and Maria Antonietta Paladini (University of Naples ‘Federico II’) – belonging to two scholarly generations in the field of Latin language and Literature – discuss together the textual transmission of the Lucretius’ poem, focusing the attention, firstly, on the discoveries of Poggio Bracciolini in 1417 in the Abbey of Murbach and, secondly, on the much discussed presence of De rerum natura within the Herculaneum library.