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Works: 1,584 works in 4,006 publications in 10 languages and 73,636 library holdings
Genres: History  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Subject Headings: Philosophers, Ancient 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator, Attributed name, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of dialog, Lyricist
Classifications: B573, 187
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Most widely held works by Epicurus
Principal doctrines by Epicurus( )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 2,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epicurus posited a materialistic physics, in which pleasure, by which he meant freedom from pain, is the highest good. Serenity, the harmony of mind and body, is best achieved, through virtue and simple living.In addition to the Principal Doctrines, included here is the essay Epicureanism by William De Witt Hyde and an Epicurus biography by Charles Bradlaugh
Epicurus's Morals by Epicurus( )

31 editions published between 1656 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters, principal doctrines, and Vatican sayings by Epicurus( Book )

12 editions published between 1964 and 1985 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epicurus, the extant remains by Epicurus( Book )

28 editions published between 1926 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epicurea by Epicurus( Book )

62 editions published between 1857 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermann Karl Usener (1834-1905) published his monumental Epicurea in 1887. The volume is a collection of Epicurean texts and citations from a wide range of classical authors including Arrian, Cicero, Diodorus, Euripides, Plato and Seneca. The volume includes critical texts of Epicurus' most important letters: Letter to Menoeceus, Letter to Herodotus and Letter to Pythocles, preserved by the third-century compiler Diogenes Laertius. The letters give important summaries of Epicurus' philosophy. Usener's pioneering work represented the
The Epicurus reader : selected writings and testimonia by Epicurus( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A total philosophy of life, death, religion, science, ethics, and culture promising liberation from the obstacles that stand in the way of our happiness, the teachings of Epicurus claimed many thousand committed followers all over the ancient Mediterranean world and deeply influenced later European thought. From the first years of its development, however, Epicureanism faced hostile opposition, and, as a result, much of our evidence for the content of this teaching is unhelpful and even misleading. The Epicurus Reader fills the need for a reliable selection and translation of the main surviving evidence, some of it never previously translated into English.Included here, with the exception of Lucretius De Rerum Natura, are the most important surviving ancient texts of a system of thought that even today remains a powerful living philosophy. The Epicurus Reader will be greatly welcomed by anybody who teaches Hellenistic Philosophy, or Epicureanism in particular, at any level. It offers a judicious and ample selection of texts, including the only extant writings by Epicurus. More importantly it provides a reliable, often admirably accurate translation of these sometimes difficult texts."--Publisher's description
Epicurus's Morals, collected partly out of his owne Greek text, in Diogenes Laertius, and partly out of the rhapsodies of Marcus Antoninus, Plutarch, Cicero, & Seneca by Epicurus( )

24 editions published between 1656 and 1978 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Epicurus : letters, principal doctrines, Vatican sayings, and fragments by Epicurus( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Epicureanism is commonly regarded as the refined satisfaction of physical desires. As a philosophy, however, it also denoted the striving after an independent state of mind and body, imperturbability, and reliance on sensory data as the true basis of knowledge. Epicurus (ca. 341-271 B.C.) founded one of the most famous and influential philosophical schools of antiquity. In these remains of his vast output of scientific and ethical writings, we can trace Epicurus' views on atomism, physical sensation, duty, morality, the soul, and the nature of the gods"--Back cover
Physiologia Epicuro-Gassendo-Charltoniana, or, A fabrick of science natural, upon the hypothesis of atoms founded by Epicurus by Walter Charleton( )

15 editions published between 1654 and 1966 in English and Latin and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los novísimos ; Vendaval by Luis de Pablo( )

2 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettres et maximes by Epicurus( Book )

37 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"De l'œuvre d'Épicure, pourtant très abondante, ne restent que trois lettres et quelques maximes. Si les " pourceaux d'Épicure " s'adonnent sans limites au plaisir et si l'épicurisme est une morale du libertinage, la philosophie du maître n'en est pas moins un des systèmes fondateurs de notre pensée occidentale. Le matérialisme d'Épicure est tout entier tourné vers un bonheur sans détour - la Lettre sur le bonheur, la plus célèbre des trois lettres qui nous sont parvenues, en est la brillante illustration. Le bonheur chez Épicure passe par la connaissance de soi, connaissance du monde et des atomes qui le composent et, enfin, connaissance - et dédramatisation - de la crainte que nous inspirent la religion et la mort
Epicuri epistulae tres et ratae sententiae a Laertio Diogene servatae by Epicurus( Book )

48 editions published between 1922 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Von der Überwindung der Furcht : Katechismus, Lehrbriefe, Spruchsammlung, Fragmente by Epicurus( Book )

35 editions published between 1949 and 1985 in German and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Lettre d'Épicure [á Hérodote] by Epicurus( Book )

12 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wege zum Glück : griechisch-lateinisch-deutsch by Epicurus( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epikur, 341-270 v. Chr., ist einer der am häufigsten - oft auch absichtlich - missverstandenen Autoren der Antike. Im Zentrum seines Denkens steht die Frage: Worauf beruht die Glückseligkeit des Weisen? Epikur antwortet: Der Weise ordnet sein Leben nach Regeln, die ihn von Furcht - vor den Göttern ebenso wie vor dem Tod -, von Begierde und Schmerz befreien. Epikurs Lustbegriff führt also nicht, wie häufig behauptet wurde, zu Völlerei, Egoismus und Ausschweifung, sondern zu einem Zustand der Ruhe, die aus einer zurückgezogenen, naturgemäßen Lebensweise resultiert. Der Mensch soll sich an den Dingen erfreuen, die die Natur ihm schenkt, sich damit aber auch bescheiden: mit dem Freundeskreis, dem Becher Wein und einem Stück Brot. Epikurs Wirkung reicht über Cicero, Seneca, die späten Neuplatoniker bis zu den französischen Moralisten des 17. Jahrhunderts, ja bis zu Nietzsche und in die Gegenwart
Doctrines et maximes by Epicurus( Book )

31 editions published between 1900 and 1990 in French and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epicurus : the extant remains of the Greek text by Epicurus( Book )

6 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Aristotele perduto e la formazione filosofica di Epicuro by Ettore Bignone( Book )

3 editions published between 1936 and 1973 in Italian and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opere by Epicurus( Book )

27 editions published between 1960 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Epicurus reader : selected writings and testimonia
EpicureaThe Epicurus reader : selected writings and testimoniaThe essential Epicurus : letters, principal doctrines, Vatican sayings, and fragmentsLucretius and the transformation of Greek wisdomHellenistic philosophy of mindHellenistic philosophy; Stoics, Epicureans, ScepticsA commentary on Plutarch's De latenter vivendo
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