Cross (Gary W.) - "Exploring the Way of Epicurus: His Destination, Directions and Strategies"

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    One of the Epicurean books on my shelf I've been meaning to notch in this forum list for a long time now. It's very faithful in reciting source material, especially Laertius and Usener's "Epicurea", with plenty of original greek text under each page. However, it's very messy and some translations can be spotty, like the usage of "space" instead of "void", while also veering a little too close to the tranquil interpretation and choosing "happiness" over "pleasure".

    “If the joys found in nature are crimes, then man’s pleasure and happiness is to be criminal.”

  • Just a side note the author has also written other books in his series of "The Way of X". The bias or inclination he holds is rather obvious.

    They consist of:

    "Exploring the Way of Lao Tzu"

    "Exploring the Way of Epictetus"

    "Exploring the Way of Jesus"

    "The Way of the Stoic Epictetus"

    "Exploring the Way of the Buddha"

    "The Way of Sophia"

    “If the joys found in nature are crimes, then man’s pleasure and happiness is to be criminal.”