Welcome to Episode 200 of Lucretius Today. This is a podcast dedicated to the poet Lucretius, who wrote “On The Nature of Things,” the only complete presentation of Epicurean philosophy left to us from the ancient world. Each week we walk you through the Epicurean texts, and we discuss how Epicurean philosophy can apply to you today. If you find the Epicurean worldview attractive, we invite you to join us in the study of Epicurus at EpicureanFriends.com, where you will find a discussion thread for each of our podcast episodes and many other topics.
This week we present you a retrospective of our past work and where we plan to go in the future
Starting January 11, 2020
Episodes 1-51 were devoted to a line-by-line reading of Lucretius’ “On The Nature of Things.”
Starting January 2, 2021
Episodes 51-92 were devoted to a line-by-line reading of Lucretius’ “On The Nature of Things.”
Episodes 93 -104 were devoted to a reading of the Torquatus narrative of Epicurean Philosophy from Cicero’s “On Ends.”
Starting January 7, 2022
Episodes 104 -111 were devoted to a reading of the Torquatus narrative of Epicurean Philosophy from Cicero’s “On Ends.”
Episodes 112 -125 were devoted to Epicurus’ Letter to Herodotus.
Episodes 127 -133 were devoted to Epicurus’ Letter to Pythocles.
Episodes 134 -140 were devoted to Epicurus’ Letter to Menoeceus.
Episodes 141 -144 were devoted to Diogenes of Oinoanda.
Episodes 145 – 154 were been devoted to a book review of Norman DeWitt’s “Epicurus and His Philosophy.”
Starting January 2, 2023
Episodes 155 – 189 were been devoted to continued review of Norman DeWitt’s “Epicurus and His Philosophy.”
Episodes 156 -157 were devoted to an interview of Dr. Emily Austin, author of “Living For Pleasure.”
Episode 166 of was devoted to an interview with Dr. David Glidden on Epicurean Prolepsis.
Episodes 190 through the present have been devoted to a detailed review of Cicero’s On Ends Books One and Two.
Episode 197 was devoted to an interview with Dr. Marcello Boeri, co-author of the book “Epicurean Political Philosophy – Theory and Practice.”