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  • A Twentieth message For April from Diogenes of Oinoanda

    Once again I am late with my “happy twentieth” message.   I had the best of intentions to start a series of these based on the Epicurean Inscription of Diogenes of Oinoanda, but here’s the first, a day late:  Peace and Safety to the Epicureans among …

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  • New Ebook – The Tripod of Truth: An Introduction To The Book That Fell From The Heavens

    In today’s post I return to Epicurus’ Canon of Truth, and announce a new ebook on the topic:  The Tripod of Truth, An Introduction to the Book That Fell From the Heavens.  The latest ebook can be downloaded for free here.  Also check our page …

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  • Epicureanism and Sympathy for Animals

    There are several famous passages by Epicurean-influenced authors that indicate a profound sympathy for the feeling of animals.  Consider: Lucretius in Book II of De Rerum Natura: (“A calf, struck down before some god’s august demesne, lies fallen near the incense-bearing altar, the warm blood …

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  • The Tripod of Truth

    When designing the cover for the first edition of my Jackson Barwis ebook, I used a photo of a replica of a tripod that had been discovered in Herculaneum.  That seemed a good choice at the time, but now I realize that I overlooked the …

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  • “…I’m happy because it happened once.”

    Is Epicureanism grim because it teaches us that the soul dies with the body, and that gods do not take a personal interest in relieving us from our troubles?  The opposite is true, for we cannot achieve all the happiness that is possible unless we …

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  • Peace and Safety for Your Twentieth of March!

    Peace and Safety to the Epicureans among us, no matter where you might be!  For your twentieth of March here are two Epicurean thoughts recorded by Seneca on the need for us to use our time wisely: Read the letter of Epicurus which appears on …

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