Shoutbox archive

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    If you're interested in Epicurean "recruitment" activities, check this thread: Epicurean Recruitment on Social Media Locations Such as Facebook

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    A video worth checking out: "You Have Been Deceived"

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    Episode Fifty-Two of the Lucretius Today Podcast is now available: RE: Episode Fifty-Two - More on Light, Vision, and Reflections

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    The text for the upcoming Episode 53 of Lucretius today has now been posted here: Episode Fifty-Three - The Senses Are Never Deceived, Even By Illusions [Pre-Production] This material, and that which will be covered in the next following podcast, is some of the most illuminating material in existence for our understanding of Epicurus viewed reliance on the senses. If you have a change to read and you have comments and questions, please let us know.

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    Elli's recent return to posting reminds me that many of our current members may not have been around when Elli recorded this very Epicurean-sounding poem by C.V. Cavafy. If you haven't heard this, or of the related work "Ithaca," check out this thread: Miris - by Constantine Cavafy - As Read By Elli

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    Episode Fifty-One of the Lucretius Today podcast is now available: RE: Episode Fifty-One - The Workings of Images

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    Welcome to the last day of 2020. Thanks to all our participants over the last year for helping us grow the site and provide an online home to those who are serious about studying and implementing Epicurean philosophy in their own lives. There's a lot more to do in coming years so please let us know if there are any ideas or projects you'd like the community here to help you pursue. In the meantime, Happy New Year!

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    If you haven't seen it, take a look at Don's "Contemporary Chronology." This helps it sink in that by the time Diogenes Laertius wrote his "Life of Epicurus," Epicurus was as distant in time to him as Christopher Columbus was to us today! Contemporary Chronology

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    Episode 50 of the Lucretius Today Podcast is now available: RE: Episode Fifty - Opening of Book Four - Beginning the DIscussion of Images Happy Holidays to Everyone!

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    Episode 49 of the Lucretius Today Podcast is now available: RE: Episode Forty-Nine - The End of Book Three

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    Happy Twentieth to all our participants here at EpicureanFriends.com, and best wishes for a happy holiday season!

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    We're now entering a period of end-of-year holidays for many of us, when posting will get even more up and down than usual as people take a break from ordinary routines. Happy holidays and let us know how Epicurean philosophy relates to your end of year reflections.

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    Episode 48 of the Lucretius Today Podcast is now available: Episode Forty-Eight - Nature Speaks To Us About Death In today's episode, we will cover roughly lines 931-1023 from Book 3 of the Latin text, and we imagine Nature speak to us about death. Lucretius also comparse the myths of Tityus, Sisyphus, and Tantalus to the tortures that actually exist for some people on Earth. This episode was particularly personal to us as Elayne rejoins the podcast after the recent death of her father.

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    Episode 47 of the Lucretius Today Podcast is now available: Episode Forty-Seven - Death is Nothing To Us

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    Note to our valued regulars: please note the information here: Backup Communications for EpicureanFriends.com #Epicureanfriends:matrix.org

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    Episode 46 of the Lucretius Today Podcast Is Now Available: Episode Forty-Six - Conclusion of the Argument That the Mind and Soul Cannot Survive Death

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    Epicurus from U469 Johannes Stobaeus, Anthology, XVII.23: “Thanks be to blessed Nature because she has made what is necessary easy to supply, and what is not easy unnecessary.” More quotes appropriate for Thanksgiving? Please add them to the Thanksgiving thread!

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    In the USA many of our friends are preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday. If you are traveling, be safe, and let us know how you are doing if you have any interesting experiences! Godfrey has started a thread for this here: Thanksgiving

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    New readers of the website may be interested in the updated FAQ answer on a proposed reading list for new students of Epicurus.