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 (ĕp′ĭ-kyo͝or′əs) 341?-270 bc.
Greek philosopher who founded his influential school of Epicureanism in Athens (c. 306) and a utopian community called "The Garden."


(Biography) 341–270 bc, Greek philosopher, who held that the highest good is pleasure and that the world is a series of fortuitous combinations of atoms


(ˌɛp ɪˈkyʊər əs)

342?–270 B.C., Greek philosopher.
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Why," said La Fontaine, "does not our master Epicurus descend into the garden?
said La Fontaine, "is it not written that Epicurus purchased a large garden and lived in it tranquilly with his friends?
Now, what likeness is there between the doctrine of Epicurus and that of M.
It is a poor saying of Epicurus, Satis magnum alter alteri theatrum sumus; as if man, made for the contemplation of heaven, and all noble objects, should do nothing but kneel before a little idol, and make himself a subject, though not of the mouth (as beasts are), yet of the eye; which was given him for higher purposes.
This great philosopher freely acknowledged his own mistakes in natural philosophy, because he proceeded in many things upon conjecture, as all men must do; and he found that Gassendi, who had made the doctrine of Epicurus as palatable as he could, and the vortices of Descartes, were equally to be exploded.
This act Epicurus neither blamed nor praised; he was content to say as he poured a libation to Bacchus, 'As for death, there is nothing in death to move our laughter or our tears.
You would not be so frightened if I had spoken of happiness instead of pleasure: it sounds less shocking, and your mind wanders from the sty of Epicurus to his garden.
do not deceive yourselves, my dear brothers in Epicurus," said the superintendent; "I do not wish to make a comparison between the most humble sinner on the earth, and the God we adore, but remember, he gave one day to his friends a repast which is called the Last Supper, and which was nothing but a farewell dinner, like that which we are making at this moment.
Hammerdown will sell by the orders of Diogenes' assignees, or will be instructed by the executors, to offer to public competition, the library, furniture, plate, wardrobe, and choice cellar of wines of Epicurus deceased.
An opponent of Epicurus, an abstemious philosopher who,
Plato, Zeno, Epicurus, Pythagoras--all founders of clubs.
Nichols, Epicurus, Stereotomy, the street stones, the fruiterer.