Nil Posse Creari De Nilo! / Nothing Can Be Created From Nothing!

Archives

Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2010’

  • Never Underestimate Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson’s letter to William Short is tremendously useful for us today to illustrate the continuing relevance of Epicurus.  In just a few lines, Jefferson summarizes several of the most important concepts that must be grasped by anyone who seeks to understand Epicurus: The genuine …

    Read More
  • An Exercise in Summarizing “The Nature of Things” – Book I

    Readers of this blog will find it no surprise that De Rerum Natura is our favorite Epicurean treatise.  As this week’s addition to the blog, what follows is an exercise in summarizing the essential points of Book I of Lucretius’ poem in a manner that …

    Read More