Epicureanism

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Epicureanism is a school of philosophy founded upon the teachings of its founder Epicurus It was known, to Rome, from the mid 2nd Century B.C. as a philosophical school and a way of life. It was immenesely popular in Italy during the 1st Century B.C. but by the 2nd Century A.D Stoicism was paramount.

pleasure was the τελος of epicureanism
this was achieved by rational calculus συμμετρησις, a selection (αιρεσις) an aversions (φυγη)are to be evaluated by the pleasure it gives (129),[1]

ataraxia αταραζια
live unobtrusively λαθε βιωσας


Prominent Roman Epicureans:

Greek teachers in Italy:

Philodemus
Siro
M. Pompilius Andronicus

Epicurean vocabulary:

hortulus
contubernium
contubernales
quies
voluptas

References

  1. Roskam, Geert Live unnoticed Λαθε Βιωσασ On the Vicissitudes of an Epicurean Doctrine (9004161716)

p.35-39

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