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CiceroDefenseOfEpicurus

**New Audio Version** Cicero’s “Defense of Epicurus” from “On Ends”

Of all the ancient Epicurean texts, this is the one I have always found the most clear and compelling to listen to. And of course ironies of ironies, this is the text that more people have seen, yet never recognized, than any other, in that this text by Cicero is the source of the famous “Lorem Ipsum” filler that publishers use as a placeholder in formatting documents. Epicurus’ Letter to Menoeceus and sections of Lucretius are far more important, but when I need to refresh my mind on the overall sweep and power of fundamental Epicurean doctrine, this is the place I turn. I hope you find it as useful as I do.  The MP3 version can be downloaded by clicking here.