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Welcome Friends of Epicurus! Please note two ongoing projects:


For the last several months we have had on-line group discussions of Norman DeWitt's Epicurus and His Philosophy. Our last discussion was Saturday September 1 at 6 pm Eastern time in the USA, and the topic was Chapter 11 - "Soul, Sensation, and Mind." Please check this scheduling thread for confirmation of the next time and date for Chapter 12. The link to the online chat forum is here. Discussion outlines are posted in this section of the forum, and the outline for Chapter 12 will be posted here.


There is also a great need for an authoritative online free edition of Lucretius' On The Nature of Things. At our Wiki page, we have two public domain versions (Munro and Bailey) and we are currently working on adding the 1743 Daniel Browne edition, which has the Latin text on the facing page of the original. In order to allow the reader to crosscheck the English translation, we are cross-referencing each translation the equivalent passage in the Latin text. Once we are complete we will have three good translations for passage-by-passage comparison, which is probably the most helpful way to tease the deeper meaning out of the more difficult sections.


If you have time to help in either of these projects, please let us know by posting in the appropriate forum thread.

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