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  • A New Year’s Resolution: Following Up On A Comment Of Thomas Jefferson

    NOTE:  THIS POST HAS NOW BEEN SUPERSEDED BY THE INFORMATION HERE. In 1819 Thomas Jefferson wrote, as part of his letter to William Short: I have sometimes thought of translating Epictetus (for he has never been tolerably translated into English) by adding the genuine doctrines …

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  • A word on the status of the Lucian ebook.

    A comment on Facebook prompted me to write the following paragraphs about the status of the Lucian ebook: When I have tried to read Lucian in the past I always got bogged down in his “literary” essays, which probably were very funny two thousand years …

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  • An Ebook Devoted to the Epicurean Passages of Lucian

    Work is continuing on a new ebook I have prepared on the Epicurean passages of the ancient author Lucian. Lucian is identified on Wikipedia as Lucianus Samosatensis; c. A.D. 125 – after A.D. 180,  an Assyrian rhetorician and satirist who wrote in the Greek language …

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  • Peace and Safety for Your Twentieth of December!

    Peace and Safety to the Epicureans among us, no matter where you might be! As we in the northern hemisphere approach both the end of another year and the shortest day within that year, we should take the opportunity to remind ourselves that all things …

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    Philosophy for the Millions – An Introduction to Epicurus by Norman W. DeWitt

      In January of 1947, Norman W. DeWitt, professor emeritus of Latin at Victoria College in Toronto, Canada, published the first in a series of scholarly articles on the life and work of Epicurus.  DeWitt later developed many of the themes presented here in his …

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  • Peace and Safety for Your 20th of November!

    Peace and Safety to the Epicureans among us, no matter where you might be!  As we remember Epicurus and the original pathfinders of Epicureanism, here’s a thought for the day, courtesy of Lucretius, via the Humphries translation of De Rerum Natura: When human life, all …

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