Principal Doctrine 4 - Perseus and the Mirror

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  • Perseus learning to manage the pain that would be inflicted by Medusa, using the technique of looking at her in a mirror in order to kill her and not be turned to stone.

    • Interesting. However the pain that Medusa would inflict would be acute, not chronic. The final sentence of Doctrine 4 is questionable unless one goes down the Stoic or buddhist paths (which, of course, are not epicurean) which are based on distraction ( buddhist) or non reaction ( stoic, in part).

      Do we know whether Epicurus suffered chronic pain?