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


Author Archive for: ‘Cassius Amicus’

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    A Single Page PDF Handout of the Fundamental Epicurean Doctrines

    Due to my age I remember a time before smartphones when I carried around my notes and to-do lists on printed pieces of letter-sized paper folded to fit in my pocket. Today I decided I wanted to have that same kind of ready access to …

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    Happy Twentieth of November! Giving Thanks Where It Is Truly Due

    Happy Twentieth of November! This upcoming week in the United States is one of the primary times that family and friends travel to be with one another and celebrate the things which they most value in their lives.  Unfortunately this exercise is bundled with “Thanks-giving” …

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    Happy Twentieth of October!

    Happy Twentieth of October! This twentieth, after more than seven years of intensive study of Epicurus and posting at, I find myself reflecting on a passage from the book that most influenced my study of Epicurus:  “Epicurus and His Philosophy” by Norman Dewitt.  As …

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    Thoughts On The Nature of “Gods” – 10/10/2017

    I am one of the ones who takes Epicurus literally: (1) that there exists life throughout the universe; (2) that some of those forms of life are “higher” than ours; (3) that those “higher” beings (which are what Epicurus referred to as “gods”) have perfected …

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    Happy Twentieth of September: “Everything Is Done For the Sake of Pleasure”

    Happy Twentieth of September! For today’s Twentieth, here is a passage from the letter of Cosma Raimondi to remind us that the pursuit of pleasure is not an “addiction” or a “poison” (as referenced in a recent editorial at but the motivating force of …

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    Note on the Last Words of Brutus – From Cassius Dio, Not Plutarch

    The Wikipedia entry for the Battle of Philippi includes this (as of 09/01/17): Plutarch also reports the last words of Brutus, quoted by a Greek tragedy “O wretched Virtue, thou wert but a name, and yet I worshipped thee as real indeed; but now, it …

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