Shoutbox archive

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    Here is a place to discuss additions to the glossary part of the FAQ. Each term already in it will have its own thread so use this thread to comment and general and then make suggestions on details in the individual thread: Adding a Glossary to the FAQ

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    Because we so frequently have misunderstandings due to basic Epicurean definitions of terms, such as "gods," "pleasure," and "knowledge." I am adding a subsection of the FAQ devoted to these words. We probably should also add "anticipations" as well. Are there other specific terms we should consider highlighting? https://www.epicureanfriends.c…dex.php?faq/#category-208

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    Please check out the first episode of our LucretiusToday podcast - now online: Episode One - Lucretius Today Podcast We hope for many more to come so please leave us your feedback.

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    I've just released online the first edition of a PDF which combines the three best public domain translations of Lucretius with bookmarks and navigational aids. This will be helpful as we study Lucretius in the podcast, and I hope we can work to improve this greatly over time: Lucretius - Epicureanfriends.com Reference Edition - Version 01 - 01/11/20

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    We've had ten new users in the last thirty days, and that's good progress. Thanks to all who participate here and who help spread the word about the forum.

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    Happy New Year to everyone! Thank you for your participation in 2019, and let's do it again, and more pleasantly, in 2020!

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    A new topic of special importance: Elayne's An Approach to Reading Philosophy

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    Over the next few days most of us will be preoccupied with holidays / travelling / friends and family, and so posting may be sporadic. Happy Holidays to everyone who participates here at Epicureanfriends.com!

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    It looks like we may have an extensive discussion of the 20 Tenets of the Society of Epicurus, so I have set up a separate subforum where threads can be opened on single items from that list, or other topics about the Society of Epicurus, as desired: Other - Society of Epicurus

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    Reorganized several of the forums so that all major "projects" being coordinated here are found in one place: Major Projects

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    Happy Twentieth of December, 2019 - And here is a new subforum for us to accumulate our 20th Commemorations each month: Twentieth Commemorations

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    New Forum with Interesting Additions By Joshua and Charles: Search and Identification of Epicureans of the Past

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    This is a topic that is constantly asked about, so I have reorganized this section of the forum to make these topics easier to find: Dealing With Adversity (Including Depression, Generalized Anxiety, Loss of Important Values)

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    Happy Friday! I think I have now fixed the field length issues, and the "About Me" page of each user's profile should allow for a lot more text. Try it out, and especially please consider adding to your profile a list of Epicurean works that you have read. That should be of great help as people get to know each other - they can look to see what kind of reading background the other person has. For an example of what to include, take a look at this post: Welcome Obscure!

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    Not that it is recommended, but If you happen to be reading through Catherine Wilson's "How To Be An Epicurean" and would like to make notes that you can share here on the forum, check out this blank outline which you can copy and paste into a post of your own: Outlining Catherin Wilson's "How To Be An Epicurean" - A Blank Form

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    Next open call (to continue in DeWitt Chapter 14) will be December 1 (tentatively) epicureanfriends.com/wcf/calendar/index.php?event/606/

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    Remember tomorrow morning is our next open Skye Meeting: epicureanfriends.com/wcf/calendar/index.php?event/605/

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    Please check out Joshua's excellent reading of the opening of Lucretius Book 1, and let us know which "voice" you like the best! Thanks Joshua! Joshua Reads The Opening of Lucretius Book One - 1743 Edition

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    Today we are expanding the subforum space devoted to Catherine Wilson's "Pleasure Principle" and "How To Be An Epicurean." The books were recently released and are being heavily promoted, and we need to have a place to discuss both the good points and the numerous bad points of these books. Please pay special attention to: Responding To Catherine Wilson's Chart Comparing Epicurus To The Stoics

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    One of our regulars here, Charles E., is a frequent use of the "Discord" chat application, and he has set up a new user group for Epicurean discussion which you can find at the link below. If you are a frequent user of "Discord" please check it out. I have signed up myself, however I am spread pretty thin and I am not sure how often I will get there, but I am sure you will find your host there to be very friendly and knowledgeable:https://discord.gg/tXrUYne