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  • FIRST2FD

    A List of Events Documenting Christian Persecution of Hellenes In The Ancient World

    This is just a short post to link to an excellent page that is mostly in Greek, but with an English summary, entitled Christian Persecution Against the Hellenes. The page contains a timeline of events starting in 314 (Immediately after its full legalization, the Christian Church …

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    The Real Troika

    At present the Greeks are focused on the actions of three institutions that are referred to as the “troika” – the European Commission (EC), the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).  For further info on these, check here. It seems to me …

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    Why I Think Epicurus Would Have Hated The “Tetrapharmakon”

    Wikipedia informs us that the tetrapharmakon comes down to us from a parchment found in the papyri of Herculaneum that it is attributed to Philodemus.  Wikipedia also informs us of the following translation, which apparently comes from D.S. Hutchinson: Don’t fear god, Don’t worry about death; …

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    An Important Observation About A Test of “Natural and Necessary”

    Epicurean passages from Seneca must be scrutinized strictly to determine whether Seneca is reporting accurately, or warping an Epicurean doctrine for a Stoic misuse.  Below is a passage I first posted about back in 2011 which I now see as very important, but for a different …

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    Peace and Safety For Your Twentieth of June! – “Outlines”

    Peace and Safety to the Epicureans of today, no matter where you might be! Epicurus advised us to prepare outlines to assist in our understanding of true philosophy.  Last November I wrote a post on Thomas Jefferson’s personal outline of Epicurean thought, as he wrote …

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    Thoughts On The Natural State of Mankind

    In a recent blog post at “The Autarkist,” Hiram Crespo wrote about “Religion As Play,” a referenced to a statement attributed to Epicurus that “to pray is natural.”  Of course in evaluating that statement in Epicurean terms, “praying” is subject to the same non-supernatural restrictions …

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