***THIS WEEK IN EPICUREAN PHILOSOPHY – 03/14/2015***

 

** This is the ninety-seventh in a series of weekly reports on news from the world of Epicurean Philosophy. Our home base for discussion is https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/ Copies of these posts, and links to active Epicurean websites, are stored at EpicurusCentral.wordpress.com.

** As of tonight, our group has grown to 1520. Last week this time we were 1456. We continue to grow steadily, and we welcome all participants and lurkers. If you apply to participate and don’t receive a reply promptly, please send an email to an admin about your interest in the group. We are here to discuss Epicurean Philosophy, have fun, and in the words of Lucian, “strike a blow for Epicurus – that great man whose holiness and divinity of nature were not shams, who alone had and imparted true insight into the good, and who brought deliverance to all that consorted with him!”
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I have been traveling today and almost dispensed with a post, but for the past ninety-six Saturday nights I have not missed a post, and I don’t want to break a streak. Here’s an abbreviated version which is the best I can do tonight:

**Hiram has worked on two new “feeds” this week. “Friends of Epicurus” on Twitter https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/799487780100184/ and Society of Epicurus on Rebelmouse: https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/802125349836427/

**Tommy H started a thread on Hedonism and Plato: https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/799895050059457/

**Leonard M posted the quote from Epicurus on “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/800230596692569/

**For those interested in more background on Frances Wright, we had some posts by a real fan of hers with new information (new to me anyway): https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/799260310122931/

**For those who are more recent on our list I reposted information about the “Elemental Epicureanism” epub: https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/800349026680726/

**Ivan W started a thread about a meme from Machiavelli https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/800056333376662/

**We had a couple of discussions about Cicero this week: https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/800300366685592/ and https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/800055833376712/

**Tommy H started a discussion on the Victorian book “Marius the Epicurean” https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/800423470006615/

**Trfon M started a thread on the Antikythera mechanism https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/permalink/801120269936935/

**Thanks to all participants for another great week. Feel free to post any comments in this thread. I apologize if I missed anyone or anything. As always, if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please add a comment or participate in the Epicurean Philosophy Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/EpicureanPhilosophy/ or hop around the internet world of Epicurean Philosophy by checking the links here: EpicurusCentral.wordpress.com
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PEACE AND SAFETY!
Cassius Amicus

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