A Book to Read and Love: The Swerve: How The World Became Modern - Stephen Greenblatt

 


A short summary of The Swerve:

How Poggio Bracciolini re-discovered Lucretius work "On The Nature Of Things"

My favorite quote from Lucretius:

"There is nothing that exists so great or marvelous that over time mankind does not admire it less and less."


Questions to ponder while reading The Swerve:

How much do you know about the beginning of the Renaissance?

Have you ever wondered how much knowledge we lost?

My thoughts about the book:

A great theory about the catalyst of the Renaissance.

Well-researched and logically laid out.

Easy to read, despite the complexity of the topic.