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Horace: Be Happy Wherever You Are

And whatever the hour heaven has blessed you with Accept it gratefully, don’t put off what’s sweet to some Other year: then wherever you’ve lived, you can say You were happy. It’s wisdom, it’s reason, not some place Overlooking a breadth … Continue reading

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“I Call You to Constant Pleasures!” – Epicurus

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Diogenes’ Wall: on the Pleasures

In the coming weeks, The Autarkist will be covering in detail some gleanings from Diogenes’ Wall Inscription. Diogenes of Oenoanda was a wealthy Epicurean from the Second Century of Common Era who lived in what is today the south of Turkey. He erected the … Continue reading

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Epicureans Wanted for “My Life as an Epicurean” Program

Phil Pegum, Senior Producer at BBC Religion and Ethics, is putting together a series called “My Life as a …” about how ancient philosophical teachings can be applied to modern life. It’s presented by the comedian (and classics graduate) Andy Zaltzman. … Continue reading

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The Punctured Jar Parable

Divine Pleasure, the Guide of life, persuades mortality and leads it on that, through her artful blandishments of love, it propagate the generations still, lest humankind should perish. – Lucretius, De Rerum Natura II.172 I’ve been enjoying the pleasures of … Continue reading

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PSBMS: Take Care of Yourself First

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ERLS: On the Innumerable Worlds and on Communal Waves of Spiritual Progress

There’s a cosmological similarity between the spiritual world in which the Lotus Sutra takes place and the naturalist cosmology imagined by the early atomists, which includes a doctrine of innumerable worlds, with the Epicurean Gods dwelling in the regions between the … Continue reading

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