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  • I had the chance to lay my hands on an actual (not a facsimile) of a 1493 Nuremberg Chronicle with the (unflattering) portrait of Epicurus. Just wanted to share the photos Check out the tiny wormholes!
  • Here's Epicurus's biography translated as it appears in the Chronicle: Epicurus was, according to the testimony of Metrodorus, an Athenian philosopher. Heraclitus says that he was raised on Samos. He came back to Athens at the age of eighteen, when Xenocrates was teaching at the Academy, and Aristotle had his school at Chalcide. But after the death of Alexander, and with Macedonian and Greek affairs against king Perdiccas in a bad way, he went to his father at Colophon. There he gathered discipl…