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Author Archive for: ‘Cassius Amicus’

  • Happy Twentieth of August!  Oh my gosh the 20th is almost over here in my time zone and I haven’t issued a “Happy 20th” myself at Facebook or, or seen anyone else do so! 😉 Life come at you hard sometimes with so many distractions, but …

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    Happy Twentieth of July! – “Dreading Nothing So Much As To Seem To Doubt Of Anything!” :-)

    Happy Twentieth of July!  Recent discussions of Epicurean gods provide a great opportunity to review one of the most delightful of the records preserved by Cicero, from his “On The Nature of The Gods.”  Here is confirmation C. Velleius, someone “then reputed by the Epicureans …

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    Happy Twentieth of June! — Vatican Saying 38 – Pleasure strengthens us; Pain Destroys Us

    Happy Twentieth of June!  Vatican Saying 38 is a very interesting contribution to our understanding of Epicurus’ view of pleasure, not as something simply to be consumed, but something akin to food which strengthens us.  Here is the Bailey translation:       As Seneca …

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    Three General Points About the Canon of Truth

    Please go here to view the full article with the latest revisions.  The version as of 5/20/18 is below. In yesterday’s discussion of Chapter 8 (Sensations, Anticipations, and Feelings) of Norman DeWitt’s book, the comment was made that there is likely a lot of confusion …

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    Happy Twentieth of May: Don’t Surrender, Instead Retreat – Regroup – Advance!

    Happy Twentieth of May! Epicurus is famously known to written: “To sea with your swift ship, blessed boy, and flee from all education (paideia, also translated as culture).”   This remark come to us with no context, as our only source is D.L. 10.6, which combines it with …

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    Overview of Epicurean Philosophy – A New Outline

    This new outline represents my most comprehensive work to date to translate Epicurean philosophy into outline form suitable for use in presentations to new students and as a review for those who are more experienced.  This version incorporates an “Orientation” section, distilled from Chapter One …

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