Epicurus

Welcome to our Online Community of Epicureans, where we study Epicurus, apply Epicurean philosophy to our own lives, and "strike a blow for Epicurus, that great man whose holiness and divinity of nature were not shams, who alone had and imparted true insight into the good, and who brought deliverance to all that consorted with him."


Our website is primarily a discussion forum where students of Epicurean philosophy communicate among themselves. Most pages are organized around specific topics, in addition to which we have an ever-increasing number of graphics, files, and other resources to assist you in your study. All are welcome to read the forums and apply for membership, but only friends of Epicurean Philosophy in accord with our Not Neo-Epicurean, But Epicurean and our Posting Policy statements are granted full posting privileges.


There are many places on the internet whether other philosophies can be studied, but few if any which are dedicated exclusively to the Epicurus. We work hard to keep the forum both friendly to all but also firmly Epicurean, so if you are looking for a truly supportive community of Epicurean Friends, you've come to the right place. For an audio sample of the friendly and supportive atmosphere we try to cultivate, check out one of our recent Lucretius Today podcasts.


Usage Tips: As you scroll down this page you will see a taste of each of our major sections: We have a TimeLine where people can post short Facebook-like comments, a Forum section where the deeper philosophic discussions take place, a Gallery of our recent graphics, an Articles section for our longer presentations, and a Documents section of our recommended files. The best way to keep track of new posts is to Register for an account, which will allow the site to notify you of new material and also allow you to subscribe to email updates. We also recommend our New User Page for a brief introduction to Epicurus and the purpose of our forum. For regular users we have optimized the Dashboard as the place to bookmark for the most efficient return visits. New and regular users alike may enjoy taking one of our Quizzes about Epicurean Philosophy.


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Foundations of Epicurean Philosophy

For a detailed summary of Epicurean Philosophy assembled from the passages of the ancient texts, see the video below. The text of this narrative is available at the wiki here.


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Nate's Allegory of the Oasis

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