The Best of Epicurus - Epicurus - Livros - Classics Cave - 9781943915101 - 27 de março de 2021
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The Best of Epicurus

THE BEST OF EPICURUS presents Epicurus' own writings and teachings, as well as much of what remains about his life and philosophy from antiquity. It begins with an informative introduction, which, aside from explaining why we should care about Epicurus and the basic facts we should know about him, delves deeply into the big themes and ideas of his philosophy and way of life. THE BEST OF EPICURUS ends with a twelve-point Epicurean "Plan of Life," "Points of Wisdom from Epicurus," and three workbook or journal-style exercises for practice, along with "Other Matters of Interest Related to Epicurus," including a cast of significant ancient Epicureans, two maps, summaries of his major works, a glossary of pertinent Greek terms, and suggestions for further reading. CONTRARY TO WHAT the modern term "epicurean" implies, ancient Greek Epicureanism was anything but "fond of indulgence and devoted to sensual enjoyment." In this modern sense, Epicurus himself (c. 341-271 BC) was no "epicure." Rather, fan of a simple diet of barley cakes and water, he boasted that if he had these, he could compete with Zeus himself in terms of bliss. It has been said that Epicurus' "manner of life was much more like that of an abstemious monk." It's true. Epicurus proposed a deliberate way of life that would help men and women live well and be happy. The Epicurean path influenced countless individuals in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds for nearly a millennium. It is The Classics Cave's hope that we may still benefit from Epicurus and his wisdom today. WHAT IS THE Epicurean way of life? It is one centered on knowing well in order to live well. That-living well and being happy-is the goal. The means of achieving the goal are fairly straightforward however hard to practice. They are seeking wisdom. Sticking with the facts of reality. Desiring well. Enduring pain (if need be). Striving for self-sufficiency. Living simply. Cultivating the virtues. Nurturing friendship. With these, the long night of dread and anxiety begins to transition as the bright sun of tranquility appears. IF YOU ARE new to Epicurus and Epicureanism, you will come away fully understanding what this school of philosophy and way of life was all about. If you are already familiar with the school, we hope THE BEST OF EPICURUS will shed new light on what you know. If nothing else, you'll see how Epicurus and his philosophy are still relevant today.

Mídia Livros     Paperback Book   (Livro de capa flexível e brochura)
Lançado 27 de março de 2021
ISBN13 9781943915101
Editoras Classics Cave
Páginas 230
Dimensões 140 × 216 × 13 mm   ·   294 g
Idioma English  

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