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  • Peace and Safety for Your 20th of September!!

    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 reminder not only that Epicureans have traditionally been at the forefront of combating false religion, but also that we …

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  • The Principal Doctrines on Your Mobile Phone

    This past weekend the site was upgraded to automatically display in a mobile format when viewed by handheld browsers such as iphones, Palm Webos, Android, etc.  The mobile format is much easier to navigate by finger, but please be sure to note the somewhat small …

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  • In Memory of Volcano Day, August 24th, in the year 832 From the Founding of Rome

    Today is the day traditionally marked as the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, in the year 832 AUC.  Tragic as that day was, it at least preserved for us information about the period, and about Epicureanism, that we would likely never have obtained otherwise.  (If you’ve …

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  • The NewEpicurean Library

    New for today on the website is The NewEpicurean Library.  The ancient Epicurean texts remaining to us today are available freely on the internet in a variety of translations, and one of the best ways to become more familiar with Epicureanism is to compare the …

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  • A day late, but not forgotten … Peace and Safety for Your 20th of August!

    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: O glory of the …

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    To the Hearts In Darkness: A Brief Introduction to Epicurus

    When Thomas Jefferson wrote “I too am an Epicurean,” he was not referring to his taste in food or wine. Most people today are familiar with Epicurus only from the distortions spoken about him by his enemies, but Jefferson had thoroughly studied the man he …

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