- Member since Dec 7th 2017
- Last Activity:
- Thread The Vessel Analogy At The Opening of Lucretius Book Six
I'll do soon.
"It dissolves the fears of the soul." This is a quote from Lucretius
The artist is "Davide Baldoni".
This is the immage ot the T-Shirt
It's going great!
Today is the last day. Tomorrow I'll publish all the videos.
I'm not sure but Latin end greek poetry was more similar at modern songs than at modern poetry.
Sorry I studied latin last time 25 years ago and I was an horrible student. I can't say anyting.
I received an email from a reader of epicuro.org who prefers to remain anonymous with an original proposal that immediately thrilled me. Here is his email:
Epicurean philosophy is among the greatest movements of thought in history, on a par with the most common religions.
Unlike religions (e.g. Christianity) and other more recent movements (e.g. Communism), it does not have a symbol with which it can be identified around the world.
I therefore thought of a symbol that could condense the main points of Epicurus' thought, in a graphic that is as minimalist as possible.
The result is this: ⟐
A rhombus with a dot inside.
The four sides of the rhombus represent the quadrifugaco, the way to happiness according to Epicurus.
The point, on the other hand, represents the Democritean atom at the basis of Epicurean physics and the key concept of clinamen, the random movement of atoms.
This symbol corresponds to the UNICODE U + 27D0 standard so it is copyright free.
What do you think?
I followed it, but my poor English did not permit me to enjoy it completely.
Epicurus' technique of multiple explanations in physics now seems much more modern and effective than I ever thought possible.
There is also a new translation of all Epicurean's writings in Italian an a news meeting in few mounts.
Sorry! In Italy we say "divulgazione" when we mean To make a lot of people know someting.
There is a contrast between divulgation (disclosure) and academia.
The first is within everyone's reach, simple, sometimes simplified.
The second is of a higher level, but difficult to understand.
Senigallia's Festival is free!
But they make research. we make divulgation.
There are two reasons, the first is that the interventions that the professors make may contain errors which are then corrected in the discussion.
The second is that then (after many months, sometimes years) the proceedings come out and the publisher is afraid that by publishing the videos they will sell fewer copies.
I'm pretty sure the videos will not be released after this. Sorry.,
Everyone can Join. The administrator the will admit you. Is a University workshop, but is free for everyone.
The first meeting was held today, fantastic!
Tomorrow there will be speeches only in Italian, but on Saturday at 15:00 Rome time there will be four speeches in English.
This is the link to join google meet: meet.google.com/rjj-seax-jbk
I would like to meet you there.
Professor Francesco Verde of the University of Rome "La Sapienza" organizes an online workshop dedicated to Epicurus with the participation of some of the most important epicurean scholars in the world.
And many of the speeches will be in English.
Everyone can participate.
In the coming days I will release the announcement of the second NetoIP award on the best thesis on Epicurus.
See you soon!
But we must be gratefull at Andrea. He made the music!