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This is a segment of the Poem "On the Nature of Things" (De Rerum Natura)
by Titus Lucretius Carus in the first century BC.
It is translated from the Latin by the poet A.E. Stallings
This is also available in the collection "Four Lucretius Songs"
text tells the story of the sacrifice of Iphigenia by her father so that
they will have favorable winds going into battle. For Lucretius, this is an example
of the evil that religion can do.