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The Epicurus Reader

Selected Writings and Testimonia

Epicurus
Translated by Brad Inwood and Lloyd P. Gerson

1994 - 128 pp.

Format ISBN Price Qty
Cloth 978-0-87220-242-9
$29.00
Paper 978-0-87220-241-2
$12.00
Examination 978-0-87220-241-2
$1.00

Quick Overview

Includes an introduction, the ancient biography of Epicurus, the extant letters, ancient collections of maxims, doxographical reports, the testimony of Cicero, the testimony of Lucretius, and 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.

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Contents:

Introduction
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

Index

 

About the Authors:

Brad Inwood is Professor of Philosophy and Classics, University of Toronto.

Lloyd P. Gerson is Professor of Philosophy, University of Toronto.