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Unformatted text preview: Avoid competition and intense emotional commitments (cause jealousy/failure) o Venus and Mars Ancestors of the Roman people Kind of opposite of Epicurean philosophy o Opposition to institutional religion Not just dont like but viewed as bad Sacrifice of Iphigenia (Trojan War) Daughter of Agamemnon Greeks ready to leave, no wind to travel by Agamemnon offended a god, needs a virgin sacrifice for the wind namely his daughter Lies, says shell marry Achilles Innocent girl killed because of institutional religion o Fear of deaths torments Dispels worry of bloodless/soulless grey existence o Science/Natural laws Atoms and swerving of atoms (free motion explains free will) Things diminish, sum stays the same...
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- Spring '08