Lucretius Today -  Epicurus and Epicurean Philosophy

Lucretius Today is a podcast dedicated to learning Epicurean philosophy through study of the poet Lucretius, who lived in the age of Julius Caesar and wrote "On The Nature of Things," the only complete presentation of Epicurus' ideas left to us from the ancient world. We'll walk you line by line through the six books of Lucretius' poem, and we'll discuss how Epicurean philosophy can apply to you today. In this podcast we won't be talking about modern political issues. How you apply Epicurus in your own life is entirely up to you. Over at the Epicureanfriends.com web forum, we apply this approach by following a set of ground rules we call "Not Neo-Epicurean, But Epicurean." Epicurean philosophy is not a religion, it''s not Stoicism, it's not Humanism, it's not Libertarianism, it's not Atheism, and it's not Marxism or any other philosophy - it is unique in the history of Western Civilization, and as we explore Lucretius's poem you'll quickly see how that is the case. The home page of this podcast is LucretiusToday...

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Episode 05 - How To Resist The Threats of Poets and Priests


Welcome to Episode Five of Lucretius Today. This is a podcast dedicated to the poet Lucretius, who lived in the age of Julius Caesar and wrote "On The Nature of Things," the only complete presentation of Epicurean philosophy left to us from the...


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Episode 04 - Recap of Opening Sections Of Book One


Episode Four of Lucretius Today is devoted to a review of what we have read so far, with special emphasis toward explaining how Epicurus was both a vigorous opponent of supernatural religion, while at the same time using himself the word "gods" to...


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Episode 03 - So Great Is The Power of Religion To Inspire Evil Deeds!


The text that will be covered in Episode Three appears beginning at approximately line 81 of the Latin edition of Book One. 1743 Daniel Browne Version: But in these things, I fear, you will suspect you are learning impious rudiments of reason, and...


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Episode 02 - The Achievement of Epicurus


Episode Two covers approximately lines 62-80 (from the 1743 Edition): “Indeed mankind, in wretched bondage held, lay groveling on the ground, galled with the yoke of what is called Religion; from the sky this tyrant shewed her head, and with grim...


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Episode 01 - Venus / Pleasure As Guide Of Life


The text we cover in Episode One is as follows from the 1743 Daniel Browne Edition. This starts with line one of Book One and goes approximately to Latin line 60. Discussion of this episode will take place here. MOTHER of Rome, Delight of Men and...


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