Core Texts

This is a collection of the core texts here at EpicureanFriends for ease of reference. To ask a question or post a comment on any of the individual texts, please post in the appropriate subforum linked in each article.


Twelve Fundamentals of Nature


Principal Doctrines


Vatican List of Sayings of Epicurus


Biography of Epicurus By Diogenes Laertius


Letter to Herodotus


Letter to Pythocles


Letter to Menoeceus


Letter to Idomeneus


The Will of Epicurus


Lucretius   This link takes you to the Epicureanfriends wiki page where you can select from several Lucretius translations. Please post comments and questions in the Lucretius forum here.


Velleius from On The Nature of the Gods


Diogenes of Oinoanda - The Inscription.  This link takes you to a page in Catalonia where the Martin Ferguson Smith translation is available.