Friday, October 19, 2012 | Categories: Episodes |
A detail from the cover of "The Swerve" by Stephen Greenblatt
In 1417, a Renaissance scribe and book hunter discovered an ancient manuscript in a monastery. That book was the Roman poet Lucretius' On the Nature of Things. Renowned scholar Stephen Greenblatt tells us how that discovery changed the world.The Swerve: How The World Became Modern is published by W.W. Norton.