Epicurus was an Athenian citizen born in Samos in 341 B.C. His father Neocles was
a cleruch, an Athenian colonist, who, after the expulsion of the Athenians from
the island, earned his living as a schoolmaster a profession which accorded lit
A statement or proposition seemingly self-contradictory or absurd but in reality
expressing a possible truth.
To Know is Not to Know
To know and yet (think) we do not know is the highest attainment; not to know
and think (and think) we kno
On occasion of a sudden clap of thunder, or a violent wind, he would change
countenance. He would do the same, and rise up moreover, when he found
himself a guest at a loaded board. At the sight of a person in mourning, he would
He [Aristotle] was born, the son of a doctor, at Stagira in Chalcidice
(northern Greece) in 384 BC. At the age of eighteen he entered Platos
Academy at Athens, and he continued as a member for twenty years, until
Platos death in 347.