Gaius Amafinius

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Epicurus (341—270 bc) Greek philosopher, founder of Epicureanism


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Older contemporary of Cicero, popularized the philosophy of Epicurus in Latin. Cicero refers to him disparagingly (Epistulae ad familiares 15. 19. 2; Academica posteriora 1. 5. Cf. Tusculanae disputationes 1. 6, 2. 7, 6, 7).


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