ADMIN EDIT: The most recent version of this calendar is now at the link below. Please use this current thread you are reading for discussion and suggestions which will be incorporated into the final version at the link below:
It has been suggested that we come up with a plan to include in our regular 20th meetings a section devoted to remembering (1) Epicurus and Metrodorus, as per the instructions of Epicurus will, plus (2) that each month we make note of several (two maybe?) other Epicureans so that during the year we rotate through a longer list. The purpose of this thread is to solicit ideas on how to do this.
Just to get the barrel rolling, here is an option to cover this each month:
- We say something about Epicurus and Metrodorus (every month as per will)
- We pick two from a list of prominent Epicureans (so as to regularly rotate through a list of maybe 24 names that everyone ought to know
- We pick one from a list of"obscure" Epicureans about whom we may not know much but which we know enough to make for an interesting mention.
That would mean a "mention" of five people per month, which should go reasonably quickly if we keep each mention short.
To do this I suggest we go through Nate's list of "Epicurean Philosophers" and pick the 24 most notable names for permanent rotation. We can set up a calendar for each of the twelve months and rotate the same list perpetually.
We also then would pick out from the other names the ones we want to spotlight each month on a one-time basis.
We then set all that up on a calendar and make it a regular part of each month's twentieth.
How does this sound? Ideas welcome! For the first stab at this I am just going through Nate's list in order and picking our prominent names.
Note: This version below has been superseded by the version here.
|Month||Primary||MONTHLY Honoree||Special Mention|
Dionysius of Lamptrai
|Zeno of Sidon|
Colotes of Lampsacus
|Idomeneus of Lampsacus|
|Antiochus IV Epiphanes|
Diogenes of Oenoanda
|Lucian of Samosata|
Lucius Manlius Torquatus
|Titus Pomponius Atticus|
|Lucius Calpurnius Piso|
|Gaius Cassius Longinus|
Quintos Horatius Flaccus
|Titus Lucretius Carus|
|Empress Pompeia Plotina|