Especially Lucretius and the Epicureans, who thought the stars had only their apparent size:. If you admit, they said. that peoples have perished, great cities have been destroyed, rivers have formed and covered the countrysides, you must also gatk that it is very easy for heaven and earth to be dissolved, if the causes became greater. That sinister man marveled that his cruelty could have some limits. Daat fragments that did not make it into my.