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    Author Epicurus

    Unif Title Works. English. 1994
    Title The Epicurus reader : selected writings and testimonia / translated and edited, with notes, by Brad Inwood and L.P. Gerson ; introduction by D.S. Hutchinson
    Imprint Indianapolis : Hackett, 1994


    Descript xvi, 111 pages ; 23 cm
    Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
    Contents The ancient biography of Epicurus -- The extant letters -- Ancient collections of maxims -- Doxographical reports -- The testimony of Cicero -- The testimony of Lucretius -- The polemic of Plutarch -- Short fragments and testimonia from known works. From On Nature. From the Puzzles. From On the Goal. From the Symposium. From Against Theophrastus. Fragments of Epicurus' letters -- Short fragments and testimonia from uncertain works. Logic and epistemology. Physics and theology. Ethics
    Summary "A total philosophy of life, death, religion, science, ethics, and culture promising liberation from the obstacles that stand in the way of our happiness, the teachings of Epicurus claimed many thousand committed followers all over the ancient Mediterranean world and deeply influenced later European thought. From the first years of its development, however, Epicureanism faced hostile opposition, and, as a result, much of our evidence for the content of this teaching is unhelpful and even misleading. The Epicurus Reader fills the need for a reliable selection and translation of the main surviving evidence, some of it never previously translated into English.Included here, with the exception of Lucretius De Rerum Natura, are the most important surviving ancient texts of a system of thought that even today remains a powerful living philosophy. The Epicurus Reader will be greatly welcomed by anybody who teaches Hellenistic Philosophy, or Epicureanism in particular, at any level. It offers a judicious and ample selection of texts, including the only extant writings by Epicurus. More importantly it provides a reliable, often admirably accurate translation of these sometimes difficult texts."--Publisher's description
    Subject Philosophy, Ancient
    Readers -- Philosophy, Ancient
    Alt Author Inwood, Brad
    Gerson, Lloyd P
    ISBN/ISSN 0872202429 (alk. paper)
    9780872202429 (alk. paper)
    0872202410 (pbk.)
    9780872202412 (pbk.)

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