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"A Socio-Psychological and Semiotic Analysis of Epicurus' Portrait" by Bernard FrischerHi! I read the paper because I want to defend that Epicurus' portraits, rings and sculptures worked as technics to improve the practice of epicureanism. Arguably, there was an intention of those representations in inspiring epicureans in the daily practice of this philosophy. I have to say that I didn't find information about that in the paper, but it's interesting anyway.
"A Socio-Psychological and Semiotic Analysis of Epicurus' Portrait" by Bernard FrischerI share some notes I did. The question behind the paper is: how epicureanism produce new members of the School? There are at least two possible ways: 1) indoctrination of the children of epicurean members; 2) attracting new people from the outside. There’s no information of children raised as epicureans, but there’s information of the recruitment of external people. The problem is that recruitment of new people is too difficult, and it’s not too effective (as some studies with religious recruitm…
"A Socio-Psychological and Semiotic Analysis of Epicurus' Portrait" by Bernard FrischerI just found a 3D model made by Frischer in a clip on YouTube. (I think the reconstruction of the eyes is not the best, but I understand the difficulty of making more expressing eyes in his model.) youtu.be/M2lqmU0nGfU
"A Socio-Psychological and Semiotic Analysis of Epicurus' Portrait" by Bernard FrischerI think this can be related to the opinion in some scholars about the Garden as a sectarian and authoritarian place. One example is Martha Nussbaum's Therapy of desire, but it's not the only one (I've been reading a paper on Basic Education in Epicureanism and it's the same). Their idea is that Epicurus was a kind of megalomaniac, because of those statues, rings and protraits; or the celebrations every month; or because of the patternalistic practices, described supposedly by Philodemus. I haven…