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First Principle of Piety

The Seven Principles of Epicurean Piety are seven general guiding ideas that were distilled from the Reasonings on Philodemus’ scroll On Piety, which were published in Society of Epicurus. The Herculaneum scrolls are the writings that survived the eruption of Mount … Continue reading

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On the Epicurean Gods

Although many modern Epicureans are atheists, and although Epicurus increasingly is being claimed by the secular movement as a culture hero and predecessor, in reality Epicurus of Samos was not an atheist. His interpretation of the gods occupies a unique place … Continue reading

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The Third Way to Look at the Epicurean Gods

There are two traditional interpretations on the Epicurean Gods: the realist interpretation says that gods are natural beings whose bodies are made of atoms. The word used in ancient writings is zoa, which translates as (higher) animals. The idealist interpretation … Continue reading

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