**This is the fifty-seventh in a series of weekly updates with news from the world of Epicureanism. Copies of these posts are stored at http://www.epicurus.englishboards.com/t19-this-week-in-epicureanism and EpicurusCentral.wordpress.com . Our home base for discussion of Epicurean philosophy is https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/ Please consider joining us there so your facebook feed will be updated with the most recent postings.

** Let me start out the week by encouraging you to follow along and participate in the Facebook page discussions. Most of us who have “liked” one of the various Epicurus pages would profit from increasing our knowledge about the history of Epicureanism and how it applies today. I know that I still feel like I have only glimpsed the tip of the iceberg of what is out there. One of the best ways I have found to learn more has been to see the comments that others make in their own studies. In fact that is largely what my own blog (www.NewEpicurean.com) is all about. Since 2010 I have been recording my observations about Epicureanism as I have come across new resources. In doing so I think I have much improved my own understanding of the philosophical issues. I hope the posts have been of benefit to others as well, but it is very much as Epicurus said – that the study of philosophy is one activity where the pleasure comes along with the doing, rather than long afterwards.

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**This is the fifty-sixth in a series of weekly updates with news from the world of Epicureanism. Now that we’ve been going with this for over a year, it’s time for a few changes that I’ll briefly explain. Over the last year, these updates have been something of a collaboration between myself and Mequa, who has been the host of the Epicurean Philosophy Today forum athttp://www.epicurus.englishboards.com/t19-this-week-in-epicureanism . Mequa has decided to move on in his philosophic interests and away from our particular Facebook groups. I’m very sorry to see him go, and I hope you will all join me in wishing him well in pursuing his future interests. We’ll miss him and hope for his return one day. Continue reading