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Honor Roll of Epicureans

Promoting the Study of the Philosophy of Epicurus


This page is devoted to a listing of major Epicureans throughout history.


Name Period Status Verification Source Comments
Epicurus 300 BC The Founder Self-Evident
Metrodorus Avowed Epicurean Diogenes Laertius
Hermarchus Avowed Epicurean Diogenes Laertius
Polyaenas Avowed Epicurean Diogenes Laertius
Philonides of Laodicea 200-130 BC Avowed Epicurean Life of Philonides from Herculaneum Court Philosopher of Antiochus IV Epiphanes
Titus Lucretius Carus 50 BC Avowed Epicurean De Rerum Natura
Rabirius 50 BC Avowed Epicurean Cicero Mentioned by Cicero.
Catius Insuber Cicero Mentioned by Cicero in letter to Cassius of January 45 BC as “lately dead.” Mentioned by Cassius in letter to Cicero of January 45 BC as, with Amafinius, a translator of Epicurus. Wikipedia
Amafinius Cassius Mentioned by Cassius in letter to Cicero of January 45 BC as, with Catius, a translator of Epicurus.  Wikipedia
Titus Pomponius Atticus 50 BC Avowed Epicurean Cicero Wikipedia
Pansa Mentioned by Cassius in letter to Cicero of January 45 BC: “Consequently Pansa, who follows pleasure, keeps his hold on virtue, and those also whom you call pleasure-lovers are lovers of what is good and lovers of justice, and cultivate and keep all the virtues.”
Gaius Cassius Longinus 50 BC Avowed Epicurean Letters to Cicero
Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) 50 BC Wikipedia
Philodemus of Gadara Herculaneum Papers
Diogenes Laertius 200 AD ? Unclear Statements in Epicurus’ Biography
Diogenes of Oinoanda Avowed Epicurean Author of the Epicurean Inscription
Pompeia Plotina Died circa 120 AD Wikipedia  Wife of Trajan; Adopted Mother of Hadrian; wrote letter to Hadrian asking for special consideration under Roman law for Epicurean School.
Thomas Jefferson 1800 Avowed Epicurean Letter to William Short


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