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Epicurus encourages to solid pleasures intead of frustrating virtues

I encourage to solid pleasures and not to virtues empty and frustrating and embarassing containing instead of the fruits the hopes ...

(Epicurus to Anaxarchos: 1.3.1. Page 52 from: Epikur. Briefe, Sprüche, Werkfragmente, Griechisch - Deutsch. Übersetzt und herausgegeben von Hans-Wolfgang Krautz. Reclam Universalbibliothek Nr. 9984 (2), Stuttgart 1980.)

 

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Hedonism is a school of thought which argues that pleasure is the only intrinsic good.

Epicurus (Επίκουρος) wrote a book about the 'crazy little thing called love' (ΠΕΡΙ ΕΡΩΤΟΣ) which marks the death of the great greek tragic age and the beginning of the hellenistic epoche with its different hedonistic schools.

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Epicurus & Metrodorus - bust in Louvre

 

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Taken on May 18, 2011