A Guide to the Ancient Philosophy of Independent Thinking And Personal Happiness, Based on the Texts of Its Founder and Leading Proponents. Prepared from the ancient texts of Epicurus, Lucretius, Diogenes of Oinoinda, and others.
"A Few Days With Epicurus" contains the complete text of Frances Wright's 1820 Masterpiece "A Few Days In Athens, with an introduction, notes, and Appendix "Elemental Epicureanism" by Cassius Amicus. Thomas Jefferson stated that Wright's book was "a treat to me of the highest order," and her work stands today as the most important defense of Epicurus composed since the ancient world.
A second Epicurean poem for children of all ages, by the author of "Thus Purred Catius' Cat." This work, like the former aims to explain basic principles of Epicurean theory and practice in a form that is both easy-to-understand and faithful to the ancient texts.
"Thus Purred Catius Cat" is a poem for children of all ages. This original short poem composed in January of 2013 was written to summarize the basic principles of Epicurean theory and practice in a form for the new student of the subject. The subjects covered in the poem are taken from the remaining texts of original Epicurean doctrine as preserved by Diogenes Laertius and Lucretius.
This ebook is devoted to the epic poem composed in 50 BC by Titus Lucretius Carus, entitled in Latin "De Rerum Natura." This poem is devoted to explaining how to live a happy life through Epicurean philosophy. The primary feature of this ebook is the complete nineteenth century translation by H.A.J. Munro, one of the foremost classical scholars of his time.
An introduction to Epicurus' Canon of Truth, the theory of knowledge that underlies Epicureanism. This work collects the remaining ancient sources and sets forth the foundation on which Epicurus erected his philosophy of happy living.
The Dialogues of Jackson Barwis on Liberty and on Innate Principles, with an Introduction comparing these views to those of Epicurus.
Jackson Barwis, a contemporary of Thomas Jefferson, explains how the inalienable rights of men are grounded in innate principles provided to men by Nature, and contrasts this view with the "blank slate" view of John Locke.
The philosophy of Epicurus is the theme of "Lion of Epicurus, Lucian and his Epicurean Passages." These selections from the Second Century AD illuminate the ideas and attitudes of the early Epicureans and are delightful reading for anyone interested in basic philosophical and religious issues. Lucian's reputation is well known, but not so well known is his Epicurean orientation.