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DRN stands for De Rerum Natura (Latin: On the Nature of Things)

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A better answer is that naturalism, as a literary movement and as a philosophy, has always been around, at least from the time of Lucretius's De rerum natura (first century BCE) onward.
The credibility of the book is in no way enhanced by Professor Greenblatt's original claim: that this secular miracle--this "swerve" away from the tenebrous ignorance of medieval Christendom, bringing about the scientific and political and cultural revolutions that have attained glorious consummation in the contemporary welfare state--all this hinged on the survival of a single manuscript of the Epicurean poem De rerum natura by the first-century BC Roman poet Lucretius, and its rediscovery by a Vatican secretary and humanist book hunter, Poggio Bracciolini, early in the fifteenth century.
Through careful analyses of both terminology and texts (mainly Aristotle's Ethics and Rhetoric; Lucretius' De rerum natura and Epicurus' Letter to Herodotus), Konstan presents an account according to which human passions are irrational, but reliable, indicators for us of the affective value of things.
amidst the constant turmoil and upheaval of the late Roman Republic, a poet named Titus Lucretius Catus, about whom we know next to nothing, composed one of the unlikeliest masterpieces of Western literature: an epic-length didactic poem in Latin hexameters on atomic theory and Epicurean philosophy, known to us as De Rerum Natura, "On the Nature of Things.
Also strongly commended to Latin Studies collections is Professor Catto's earlier work, Lucretius: Selections From De Rerum Natura.