Stephen Greenblatt

[NONFICTION] Did the discovery of one poem change the course of history? In his book The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Stephen Greenblatt argues that the 2,000-year-old epic On the Nature of Things, by Lucretius, did just that. Hear him explain how the forgotten text found new life hundreds of years after it was written, and why luminaries like Galileo and Leonardo da Vinci were inspired by its ideas of pursuing beauty and pleasure.

3/4 - 7:30 p.m.

Benaroya Hall
200 University St.
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