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?