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  • youtube.com/watch?v=mDceb_E1-6U "Oh monstrous," cried the young Theon, as he came from the portico of Zeno. "Ye Gods! and will ye suffer your names to be thus blasphemed? How do ye not strike with thunder the actor and teacher of such enormities? What! will ye suffer our youth, and the youth of after ages, to be seduced by this shameless Gargettian? Shall the Stoic portico be forsaken for the garden of Epicurus? Minerva, shield thy city! Shut the ears of thy sons against the voice of this deceiv…
  • Discussion Points For This Chapter: Chapter 1 Summary– First Meeting of Theon and Epicurus Theon (a new student sent by his father from Corinth to Athens to learn philosophy) exits an assembly of the Stoic school. He is incensed by what he has heard about the depravity of the Epicurean school. Theon meets a stranger on the road. It is Epicurus, but he does not identify himself. Epicurus jokes about Theon appearing to be a follower of Plato, since he talks of gods, then jokes that Theon cannot be…
  • Cassius Amicus is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: A Few Days In Athens Zoom Meeting Time: Jan 30, 2022 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/8140…JTDYwdHFoa2FCYTE2TnNDZz09 Meeting ID: 814 0578 7401 Passcode: 203583 One tap mobile +13017158592,,81405787401#,,,,*203583# US (Washington DC) +13126266799,,81405787401#,,,,*203583# US (Chicago) Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 876 99…
  • Here is a video summary of our first A Few Days In Athens Book Review Session covering Frances Wright, the introduction, and chapter one. youtube.com/watch?v=mDceb_E1-6U