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The Epicurus reader : selected writings and testimonia

Author: Epicurus.; Brad Inwood; Lloyd P Gerson
Publisher: Indianapolis : Hackett, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A total philosophy of life, death, religion, science, ethics, and culture promising liberation from the obstacles that stand in the way of our happiness, the teachings of Epicurus claimed many thousand committed followers all over the ancient Mediterranean world and deeply influenced later European thought. From the first years of its development, however, Epicureanism faced hostile opposition, and, as a result,  Read more...
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Named Person: Epicurus.; Epicurus; Epicurus.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Epicurus.; Brad Inwood; Lloyd P Gerson
ISBN: 0872202429 9780872202429 0872202410 9780872202412
OCLC Number: 29466982
Description: xvi, 111 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The ancient biography of Epicurus --
The extant letters --
Ancient collections of maxims --
Doxographical reports --
The testimony of Cicero --
The testimony of Lucretius --
The polemic of Plutarch --
Short fragments and testimonia from known works. From On Nature. From the Puzzles. From On the Goal. From the Symposium. From Against Theophrastus. Fragments of Epicurus' letters --
Short fragments and testimonia from uncertain works. Logic and epistemology. Physics and theology. Ethics.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: translated and edited, with notes, by Brad Inwood and L.P. Gerson ; introduction by D.S. Hutchinson.

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